President's inauguration in DRC may be postponed
Swearing-in ceremony is likely to be held on Thursday
Kinshasa — The swearing-in ceremony of newly elected Democratic Repulic of Congo president Felix Tshisekedi, may be postponed for two days until Thursday, a source in his coalition says. “According to information I was given, it has been put off until Thursday,” Lydie Omanga, spokesperson for the opposition coalition which backed Tshisekedi in the race to succeed outgoing President Joseph Kabila, said on Monday. Kabila’s deputy head of cabinet, Jean-Pierre Kambila, said "if the ceremony does not take place tomorrow, it will be on January 24, without doubt". Sources close to the president-elect said on Monday that aspects of the ceremony remained decided and invitations were still to be sent to foreign heads of state and government.
The timetable of the national electoral commission, which oversaw the long-delayed elections across the vast country, provided for the new head of state to be sworn in on Tuesday. Tshisekedi’s announced victory was legally challenged by runner-up Ma...