growing tensions within the Holy Union between

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the parliamentary session opened in March on Tuesday 15 March. The session was marked by debates about the elections scheduled for 2023. It comes in the context of mistrust between the Ensemble pour la République by Moïse Katumbi and the UDPS by Félix Tshisekedi. However, the two parties are both members of the Holy Union Coalition, which controls Parliament. Less than two years after the election, the alliance between the two men is further weakened.

with our correspondent in Kinshasa, Patient Ligodi

One of the differences between Moses Katumbi and Felix Tshisekedi was first and foremost a clear definition of the objectives of the “Sacred Union” platform. The second point of contention concerns the composition of the Electoral Commission’s current office.

Pro-Katumbi accuses the presidential party of poaching some of their leaders. Some ministers nominated by the ensemble of the Republic of Moïse Katumbi in the current government even openly say that they will support Félix Tshisekedi in the 2023 election.

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The differences are more and more profound and the meetings more and more rare. So much so that the members of the Ensemble pour la République were not consulted about the main options to be addressed regarding the future election law whose review and adoption are planned for this session Pro-Katumbi fears a law tailored in favor of Felix Tshisekedi’s UDPS.

When asked if Katumbi will be a candidate, his relatives do not get wet, but say that “the Holy Union does not mean a single candidate” went to the country.

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