Congo President Kabila won't seek third term - DRC PM

Congo President Kabila won't seek third term - DRC PM

Congo's current President Joseph Kabila won't seek a third mandate in the African country's upcoming December elections because of constitutional term limits that prevent him from running again, Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala said on Tuesday.

Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila addresses a news conference at the Stat
Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila addresses a news conference at the State House in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo January 26, 2018. REUTERS/Kenny Katombe

MONTREAL: Congo's current President Joseph Kabila won't seek a third mandate in the African country's upcoming December elections because of constitutional term limits that prevent him from running again, Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala said on Tuesday.

“The elections are going to take place without the participation of President Kabila who will abide by the spirit and the letter of the constitution,” Tshibala said in an interview on the sidelines of the International Economic Forum of the Americas, Conference of Montreal.

(Reporting By Allison Lampert)

Source: Reuters

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