Democratic Republic of the Congo – Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (21.01.19)

Q - Does France welcome the election of the new President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Félix Tshisekedi, definitively proclaimed the victor of the ballot by the Constitutional Court? Who will represent it at the new Head of State’s investiture ceremony?

A - France notes the Constitutional Court’s proclamation of the results on 19 January and Mr Félix Tshisekedi’s victory in the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The election provided an opportunity for Congolese people to strongly and peacefully express their desire for change. We sincerely hope that the new president can respond to it, and we call on him to continue dialogue with all the country’s stakeholders in order to achieve this.

France will be represented at the investiture ceremony by its ambassador in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.