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DRC: FCC-CACH coalition, which has an interest in delaying the formation of the government?

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[TRIBUNE] – Six months after the elections and the bitter political negotiations, sometimes marked by mood swings, the Congolese people still look forward to the formation of a government that will finally have to deal with many urgent problems from the country.

During all these negotiations, the two camps, namely the Common Front for Congo (FCC) of former President Joseph Kabila and the Cape for Change (CACH) of the current President Felix Tshisekedi, remained very stingy with comments about the lingering blockages about coalition government formation.

The question that is on everyone’s lips in Congolese public opinion is, of course: who has an interest in delaying the formation of the government?

This delay seriously undermines the confidence of the Congolese people who believed in the democratic process under way in their country. This suggests that there is a lack of sincerity and real political will of these two allies of circumstances to work together to best meet the basic needs of the population.

Meanwhile, President Tshisekedi plays his full role in the functioning of the institutions as well as in the diplomatic life of the country. To the chagrin of those who think he would be a formal president without real power, lack of a parliamentary majority.

Admittedly, the task looks difficult for Felix Tshisekedi and his room for maneuver is narrow in the current context. In a country that does not have an effective, efficient and independent political interference, government formation should be a national emergency to start addressing the country’s critical issues and address the major development challenges facing the country. country is facing.

However, if we rely on the words of some indiscreet mouths that revolve around the current power in Kinshasa, Congolese should finally see the end of the tunnel in the days or weeks ahead. In all likelihood, the two FCC-CACH allies finally reached an agreement in principle on the size, the structure of the government, as well as the distribution of the portfolios. There remains now the designation of the animators, which is not a small task in a political alliance where everyone is positioned as future ministerial.

This is when we will see the first cracks in this coalition. For its part, the Congolese people are waiting to see new people coming to the government with a new spirit, including a rigorous approach to public financial management to support Felix Tshisekedi’s program for the next five years.

A fragile coalition

It can not be said enough, the FCC-CACH alliance does not yet seem to be deeply rooted in the mentality of grassroots activists of the member political parties who look at each other in faience dogs.

Hearing the statements of activists from some of the parties in this alliance, there is almost no doubt that the collaboration promises to be difficult and perilous. It is clear that the activists are cautious about this unnatural alliance and their political partners which they distrust. Under these circumstances, everything suggests that the machine will not seize for very long.

Moreover, several observers have serious doubts about the chances that this alliance can withstand the inevitable winds and tides of Congolese politics. And, the big question is how long will the FCC-CACH coalition last? An alliance that is slipping even before the coalition government is in place.

In any case, it will not be in anyone’s interest to want to play politics. We are already witnessing isolated or planned acts of systematic obstruction of the decisions of the President of the Republic, which may prove counterproductive for both.

We are among those who thought that, in accordance with Article 78 of the Congolese Constitution, President Tshisekedi would proceed to appoint an informant to identify a parliamentary majority with a view to forming a stable government. Unfortunately, even though the Congolese Constitution is very clear about this, this has not been the case. The President of the Republic proceeded directly to the appointment of a trainer of the government, recognizing de facto the majority to the FCC.

As is customary in many states with a semi-presidential political system, with a head of state elected by direct universal suffrage and a government accountable to Parliament, in principle the problem should not arise for government formation. Only here, despite this majority in Parliament, the real or presumed victors of the last legislative elections, opted for a government coalition against nature.

The task promises to be very hard for President Tshisekedi, who is called upon to exercise in full the powers conferred on him by the Constitution in the service of the Congolese people, with a Parliament in which his party is a very small minority. Felix Tshisekedi must show great wisdom, political tact, but also a lot of rigor to ensure greater internal coherence in the coming government. Never mind, FCC and CACH must know that they serve the Congolese people, not the other way around.

Isidore Kwandja Ngembo, Political scientist and public policy analyst

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