Will a presidential vote in DRC ever take place?

There has not been a peaceful transition of power in Democratic Republic of Congo in decades.

But millions of Congolese had high hopes they would be able to choose a new president this week.

However, the vote to replace President Joseph Kabila, who has been in power for 17 years, was delayed again.

It is the latest setback in the electoral process since Kabila refused to leave office two years ago.

Will voters ever get to choose a new president in DRC?

There are fears of violence if an election does not take place.

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom


Okito Tongomo – president of the Congolese Exile Government

Alain Atundu – DRC’s ruling party spokesman

Indigo Ellis – risk consultant at Verisk Maplecroft

Source: Al Jazeera News

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