The President of the Republic, Felix Tshisekedi, begins his consultations this Monday at the Palace of the Nation.
According to sources close to the preparatory committee set up by the President of the Republic, invitations have already been extended to all socio-political actors.
For this Monday, Felix Tshisekedi receives organizations supporting democracy, including CENI, NGOs specializing in electoral issues including (Symocel, AETA) and some religious denominations.
However, the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) prefers to be received later, because of the absence in Kinshasa of its president, Bishop Utembi.
« Electoral governance » was the theme for the first day.
The issue of the reform of CENI and the appointment of its leaders will also be discussed on Monday between the Head of State and the institutions supporting democracy, NGOs specializing in electoral matters and religious denominations.
In this regard, the appointment of Ronsard Malonda as delegate of religious denominations to the office of INEC had caused protests in the streets.
The UDPS and Lamuka had joined forces to reject the choice of Ronsard Malonda to succeed Corneille Nangaa at the head of the Electoral Power Station. Faced with this pressure from the street, Félix Tshisekedi had vetoed it.
In addition, the draft law on the reform of the CENI has been placed on the agenda of matters to be discussed during the current session of the National Assembly.
The consultations announced by the President of the Republic began against a backdrop of mistrust between the two groups that form the ruling coalition: the Common Front for Congo (FCC) of former President Joseph Kabila and the Cap pour le Changement (CACH) of his successor, Felix Tshisekedi.
The FCC accuses Félix Tshisekedi of delaying tactics aimed at poaching its members in order to identify a new majority that he lacks in the National Assembly.