On Saturday, President Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in for a second five-year term in the Democratic Republic of Congo, following a contested December general election.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
Despite widespread irregularities reported by the main observer group, Tshisekedi’s opponents, including top opposition candidates, have called for a re-run, refusing to recognize the landslide victory. Small-scale protests were dispersed by the police in eastern cities.
Tshisekedi pledged to address economic challenges and security issues during his new term, emphasizing job creation and a restructuring of the security and defense apparatus.
The inauguration faced criticism from opposition figures, and concerns about electoral integrity persist.