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Date:11 Jun 2018
#DRCongo elections: Common Front for Congo names Kabila as Leading Figure in Upcoming DRC elections

President Joseph Kabila who has recently been accused by opposition Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) party as employing foul means to remain in power has been named as the leading figure by a campaign group called the Common Front for Congo (FCC).
 
The group was unanimously approved by the cabinet on Thursday 7th June 2018 as a grand political electoral coalition. The group which has been designed to provide support for a single candidate for the presidential elections named President Kabila as its "moral authority".
 
President Kabila took over from his assassinated father in 2001 and presides over a country with a dark reputation for corruption, poor governance and violence. Even after being expected to end his term of office in 2016, Kabila was fortunate to remain in power because a constitutional clause which allowed him to remain in office until his successor was elected.
 
The elections which has been postponed twice has been scheduled to take off on the 23rd of December 2018.
 
Meanwhile, the build-up of tensions and anxiety of Kabila’s stay in power has caused series of protest which has led to security break down in the country. The increasing death rate in the country over the period has caught the attention of other neighbouring countries.

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