DRC opposition unites against President Kabila



Leading opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) say they have organised themselves under one umbrella called “Rassemblement” or “Rally” to force President Joseph Kabila to leave power.

Kabila’s second term concludes at the end of this year.

The new coalition was formed last week in Belgium and includes the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) led by veteran opposition figure Etienne Tshisekedi; the Dynamic Opposition, and the G7, which recently chose the governor of Katanga Province, Moise Katumbi, as its presidential candidate.

Vidiye Tshimanga is vice president of Alternative 2016, one of the groups making up the new coalition. He said the new alliance would be led by veteran politician Tshisekedi.

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