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Perhaps most important, it proposed changes to the way in which deputies are elected. Several senior members have left to join either the government or other opposition parties.
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Time for a Modest Deal: For President Kabila, whose attempts to retain power face stiff domestic and international opposition — or for a successor Kabila anoints — Bemba represents a threat.
Although rejecting major changes, the legislature nevertheless introduced several innovations to the new electoral law:. Hide Footnote If the president does find a way to run, then opposition politicians would likely boycott the vote.
Outside powers should keep pressing Kabila to stand down and allow opposition candidates to participate. This would increase prospects of an opposition vote splintered among different major candidates, each largely relying of votes from their respective regional strongholds. A return to custody appears unlikely, and even were that to happen and Bemba to serve the maximum sentence, he would be out in time to participate in the electoral campaign, which starts 22 November Hide Footnote electoral disputes fall under the jurisdiction of the Constitutional Court for presidential and legislative elections, the Administrative Court of Appeals for provincial elections, and the Administrative Tribunal for urban, communal and local elections.
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In MarchBemba was convicted by the ICC and sentenced to eighteen years in prison on two counts of crimes against humanity and three counts of war crimes. However, the MLC is still one of the major opposition formations and has one 20115 four opposition representatives — with Nadine Mishika Tshishima, who is deputy quaestor deputy head of finances — in the electoral commission CENI. Bemba also has a strong national stature and is as well placed as Katumbi to attract allies and position himself at the centre of a countrywide coalition.
Parliamentary Resistance The ruling party expected the legislature to take only a few days to rubber stamp its changes, but instead parliamentarians spent three months over the bill, during which they amended it extensively.
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Related Tags Democratic Republic of Congo. Parliamentarians sought to maintain an electoral landscape as open eleectorale it was inwhen some 10, candidates competed as national candidates and about 14, for provincial office. Any attempt by the president to extend his tenure would likely provoke a major political crisis.
Thus, as inthe Supreme Court of Justice will rfc electoral disputes. The prospect of changes to the voting system used for deputies crystallised opposition against the proposed law. Under the de facto leadership of Senate President Kengo wa Dondo these forces thus far have failed to challenge Kabila.
Furthermore the constitutional principle of parity between men and women [fn] Article 14 of the constitution of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Official Journal, 18 February Part political party, part armed group, the MLC allied itself with Uganda and occupied most of the north of the country in the subsequent civil war.
While the AMP was an alliance of parties on a pretty equal footing, the PM is structured around the PPRD and only political parties rrdc a national representation can belong to it. For Kabila, or a successor he picks from his inner circle or the ruling majority, Bemba is a political threat, but his return could also present an opportunity to split the opposition vote.
Deputies will convene for an extraordinary session in July and the senators will meet in August to finalise the annexes to the electoral law, which include determining electoral districts.
That could change if they rally around Bemba. The court thus called a status conference in his case on 12 June, and provisionally released him until his final sentence is decided on 4 July Their often opportunistic past trajectories could make alliance building easier, but it also means they may electtorale have to overcome some bad blood. Finally, the new text stipulated that the 24 communes of Kinshasa would become electoral districts, replacing the four existing districts.
Another close Katumbi ally, former rebel leader Mbusa Nyamwisi, also has a difficult past with Bemba — they were on opposing sides in a bloody war in the north east in and Hide Footnote Kinshasa is currently a bastion of the opposition, but this new division would have created several districts in the capital favouring the ruling party or its allies. Although rejecting major changes, the legislature nevertheless introduced several innovations to the new electoral law: According to the existing voting system for the lower house, deputies are elected ,oi proportional representation with open lists from districts, which each elect between one and four deputies depending on their number of registered voters.
Regulating the eledtorale of traditional village chiefs and their de-politicisation. Hide Footnote — and, in some cases, of losing their seats — deputies rejected the proposed bill on 11 May with votes, against only 23 who favoured the bill and 12 who abstained. Hide Footnote As inthe diaspora has not been enfranchised.
Opposition parties are operating under constraints, as the government continues to impose restrictions on political freedoms, clamp down on their meetings and harass several opposition leaders.
Bemba has the profile to mount a serious bid for top office. Bemba has the profile to contest the presidency.