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DR COngo: government dismissal acceptance

The official resignation declaration from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Thisekedi acceptance of government dismissal has been signed, but there is no official reaction from former President and senator for life Joseph Kabila and Common Front for Congo (FCC). Political turmoil will persist in the coming months in the DRC.

Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Prime Minister Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba resigned on Friday,January 29, the presidency said, a move that will enable President Felix Tshisekedi to rid the government of his predecessor’s allies and push through his own policies.

Ilunga, an ally of former President Joseph Kabila, stepped down after parliament passed a no-confidence motion on Wednesday, January 27, the latest in a series of political victories for Tshisekedi over Kabila in recent weeks.

Ilunga “has just handed in his resignation,” the presidency said on Twitter. “He said he had taken note of the evolution of the current political situation.”

Ilunga this week initially called into question the no-confidence vote against him, before accepting its legitimacy on January 28.

Tshisekedi shares cabinet with Kabila

Felix Tshisekedi and his predecessor Joseph Kabila reached an agreement to share the main security Presidentand economic cabinet posts between their two coalitions of Democratic Republic of Congo, the sources familiar with the negotiations said.

Kabila’s  Front Commun pour le Congo (FCC) and Tshisekedi’s Cap pour le changement (CATCH) both announced publicly that an agreement had been reached after six months of negotiations over the formation of a new government, but they did not immediately provide details.

The FCC had demanded most of the highest-profile ministries by virtue of the majority of ‘Kabilists’ in the parliament.

The protracted talks since Tshisekedi’s inauguration in January have been assessed as exercise of political maturity of both Tshisekedi and Kabila camps.