The takeover of the DRC’s political institutions by supporters of President Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi’s Sacred Union is about to be complete. After the National Assembly, the last battle should be fought in the Senate, the last institution still led by a pro-Kabila.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), supporters of President Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi have just won another victory in the National Assembly. Christophe Mboso N’kodia Pwanga (photo), who officially joined the Sacred Union initiated by the head of state after leaving former president Joseph Kabila and his Common Front for Congo (FCC), was elected president of the final bureau of the National Assembly of the DRC.
At the end of a plenary held on Wednesday, February 3 and devoted to the election of members of the final bureau of the lower house of parliament, Christophe Mboso N’kodia Pwanga (79 years), single candidate and dean of the assembly, was elected with 389 votes out of 460 voters.
This election also comes a few days after the dismissal of Prime Minister Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba, following the vote of a motion of censure against his government by the National Assembly, under the provisional presidency of Christophe Mboso.
With the appointment of one of his supporters at the head of the National Assembly, Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi is about to complete the takeover of all significant institutions of the country in his duel with former President Joseph Kabila, since the end of their coalition in power on December 6, 2020.
The president of the Senate, the upper house of parliament, Alexis Thambwe Mwamba, who remains the last supporter of Joseph Kabila at the head of an institution in the DRC, should be the next target of this offensive of pro-Tshisekedi.