Political future of Congo
MEPs will debate the deep political crisis and latest developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Thursday morning at around 10.00 and vote a resolution at noon.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been in a deep political crisis since Joseph Kabila's re-election in 2011, aggravated by its failure to hold fresh presidential elections on time, i.e. before President Kabila’s second mandate expires on 19 December 2016.
On 17 November, President Kabila appointed opposition leader Samy Badibanga as Prime Minister following a controversial power-sharing deal between the government and fringe groups that will in effect extend the President’s term in office. Presidential and legislative elections will be delayed until April 2018.
Statement by the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Statement (with resolution)
Debate: Thursday, 1 December 2016
Vote: Thursday, 1 December 2016