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Political parties reach deal with Kabila to step down next year

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Political parties reach deal with Kabila to step down next year

A draft agreement reached by political parties in the DRC will see incumbent President Joseph Kabila step down after elections must have been staged in the month of March, 2017.

According to a lead mediator from the Catholic Church, Marcel Utembi, the deal which has not yet been signed will ensure Kabila does not extend his stay in power or run for a third time.

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Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller, reporting from neighbouring Kenya said a transitional government will be put into place by March next year.

“During the time of the transitional government, they will be looking at appointing a prime minister from the opposition. That was vital for the opposition because it needed a bigger stake in the government,” she said.

 

 

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