Midway Assessment of Augustin Kabuya’s Informant Mission in the DRC

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Just over two weeks ago, Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi entrusted Augustin Kabuya with the mission of informant. Kabuya has already engaged with numerous political leaders to identify a parliamentary majority and, crucially, form a government.

Situated in the heart of Gombe, a district in Kinshasa (DRC), the Secretary-General of UDPS, the ruling party, has established his offices at the Hilton Hotel for this consultation mission.

Over the past fortnight, Augustin Kabuya has met with leaders of various political parties and coalitions within the ruling majority. The president’s informant has received all major allies: Vital Kamerhe, Jean-Pierre Bemba, Modeste Bahati, Christophe Mbosso, and even the resigned Prime Minister, Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde.

No Meeting with the Camp of the Former Katanga Governor

Augustin Kabuya has also engaged with elected representatives not part of the Sacred Union of the Nation. At the outset of his mission, he held discussions with Constant Mutamba of Dypro, three deputies in this legislative term, followed by meetings with Adolphe Muzito, also with three deputies, and Matata Ponyo, an ally of Moïse Katumbi during the December 2023 presidential election.

However, there has been no meeting yet with the camp of the former Katanga governor, despite Ensemble, led by Moïse Katumbi, being the primary opposition force in Parliament with around twenty elected officials.


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