DR Congo Prime Minister Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba on Wednesday began formal talks on forming a government, more than 11 weeks after his appointment, his office said. The task of forming a cabinet in the vast country has been hampered by the outcome of a disputed vote on December 30. The presidential elections were won by opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi — but he is having to share power with a legislature dominated by supporters of his predecessor, Joseph Kabila, who ruled for 18 years. Johnson putting UK on ‘collision course’ with EU: Irish minister(Opens in a new browser tab) The prime minister’s office said Ilunga had launched “formal consultations” with the pro-Tshisekedi coalition Course for Change, known by its French acronym as Cach, and Kabila’s Common Front for Congo (FCC). Ministers: APC chieftain expresses confidence in Fashola, Mamora(Opens in a new browser tab) Ilunga gave delegates a document spelling out criteria for people who would be considered for ministerial jobs. Individuals with “judicial convictions in the DRC or elsewhere” would be sidelined, and overall consideration will be given to a mix of “former and current (political) figures and those from the emerging generation”. Qualities of “competence, integrity (and) the ability to… Read full this story
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