no consensus within the platform

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, we still do not know who will be the next president of CENI. The leaders of the country’s religious denominations would agree on a name as chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission. A key position for holding free and open elections in the country. The eight leaders of religious communities, gathered at the headquarters of the Congolese Bishops’ Conference this morning, separated early in the evening without consensus.

With our special correspondent in Kinshasa, Sonia Rolley

The leaders of the Catholic and Protestant churches asked for a break in the meeting and further information about some candidates, this is what they say. The other six religious communities left the bishops’ conference early in the evening to meet at the headquarters of the Electoral Integrity and Mediation Commission (CIME). These are the Revival Church, the Orthodox, the Muslims, the Kimbanguists, the Salvation Army. , independent churches.

Finally, after a few more hours, these officials came out. And it is the head of the Awakening Church who spoke on behalf of all the others Dodo Kamba Balanganayi refused to give the name of his candidate to Ceni, but he assured that a trial verbal would be transferred on Wednesday to the National Assembly, according to the schedule.


He refused to talk about conflict with the Catholic and Protestant churches. “We are together,” he assured, insisting that the charter governing religious denominations be respected. On the side of the Catholic and Protestant churches, we share far from this view. One of the leaders of these churches assured on Tuesday evening that a report prepared under these conditions could not engage the platform for religious denominations.

Officially, no name, but due to six religious denominations, it is assured that the future president of CENI is named Denis Kadima. The candidate opposed by Catholics and Protestants thought he was too close to President Felix Tshisekedi.

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