If you ever was thinking that President Felix Tshisekedi had any control in the Democratic Republic of Congo. That is only on paper and in title. Because, again it is stated, that the man behind the scenes, the former President Joseph Kabila and his Front Commun pur le Congo (FCC). Who has the power and the people behind him. If not the structure and the reach to rig themselves in overwhelming power. Because that is more natural.
We cannot act surprised, the Ex-President did whatever he could to postpone the elections and configure ways to be dubious, but he has overstepped it. Not only putting his hand-picked judges in the Supreme Court and ensuring laws, which are beneficial for himself. Which means that the Ex-President can be for life Senator in the Parliament. Meaning, he lingers around and can play a fool of the current leadership. Something he does.
Kabila are no so cunning, that he just a moment ago. Had the audacity to officially have a Coalition Government with CACH, the supposed winner of this Election and the Two-Party “opposition”. This coalition became official on the 6th March 2019. Alas, it is so weak, as while the CACH won the Presidency, they had a minority in the house of Representatives. Into a margin, where the FCC and Kabila has 350 Members of Parliament out of 500 MPs. Meaning, they have the solid majority and will follow Kabila orders and his wilful wish to change laws on his behalf.
To continue this path, in the Provincial Assemblies, the FCC got 20 out of 24. Meaning the political landscape is all in favour of Kabila still. The FCC celebrated this and took it all out. This meaning again the President lacks so much popularity, that CACH and the Parties cannot must public support to stand by the Presidency. This happen just days ago on the 11th March 2019.
To top it off, to control both Chambers, the FCC has today officially gotten 24 out of 26 Senators. This means, the Ex-President has all his representatives there too and the CACH, which was the coalition of the current President got none. If you believe this is real elections and real polls. Your wrong, because all these measures fits the Ex-President and his possible future. There is nothing that makes sense.
If the President and his party actually WON the December 2018 elections, wouldn’t they have popularity to win the Provincial Assemblies and Senatorial Seats, alas in this Republic that is not the case. Kabila has all power, even went into a joint operation with the new power. Just to prove, that Tshisekedi is a minor minion of him. Because, he has to beg out of the hand of Kabila. That is why we will see steady meetings and get guidance from the predecessor.
The ones who accepted the outcome of the elections in December 2018 and Announced in January 2019. You have accepted yourself to get tricked by the master himself. He is not even trying to linger in the shadow or lurk slowly. His grabbing power and controlling the legislative, the courts and all parts of government. But with a nicely certified puppet, a man whose is willing to kiss the ring and be loyal to him. Peace.