The Congolese pro-Opposition dialogue requires presidential Majority
The Dialogue Work did not resume as scheduled on Friday, 23 September 2016. No resumption date has been advanced. Opposition parties and who agreed to participate in the dialogue under the facilitation Togolese diplomat appointed by the African Union, Edem Kodjo, have for the second time suspended their participation. Officially, it is to mourn after the deadly violence on the fringes of anti-slip events of Monday, 19 and Tuesday, September 20, 2016, in the city of Kinshasa. It is also to mourn the dead that the delegates of the Catholic Church no longer put their feet, since these tragic events, the city of the African Union which is held the Dialogue. As no easier for the Facilitator, 33 Ongs among the most influential of the Congolese Civil Society suspend their participation because they are absurd dialogue while protesters are taking to the streets and that arrests are continuing with acuity . If there are departures, there are also those who remain. Protestants, Kimbanguists and revivalist churches support the continuation of the dialogue work. There are, of course, the Presidential Majority, very committed to a negotiated political solution to the post-2016.
The divided bottom
In addition to three weeks of discussions, the main components are the dialogue that the presidential majority and the opposition pro-dialogue, have failed to produce an agreement on a consensual electoral calendar. When the pro-Opposition dialogue requires presidential take place in 2017, the Presidential Majority, hostile to fetishism dates, returns the ball to the CENI, only Institution, said, empowered to organize elections. Both parties can, however, console himself for having decided, together, to postpone the presidential and national parliamentary and provincial elections now subject to the end of voter registration operations, following revision of the electoral roll, 2011. None of else to put in their mouths. We heard that the Presidential Majority would not even discuss the budget of the elections in Dialogue. The mentioned argument is that only Parliament is the budgetary authority. Moreover, elections are a matter of national sovereignty, the DRC should fund only the electoral process.
truly inclusive dialogue
While delegates power and pro-opposition dialogue returning inside, behind closed doors, with the blessing undoubtedly the international community, they were far from suspecting that the Congolese people had a say on future of the nation. The strong popular mobilization observed on 19 and 20 September in Kinshasa and other major cities of the country, in response to the call to protest launched by the major parties of anti-Opposition dialogue meeting in the Rally, set the limits that politicians and international actors do not have the right to cross into their secret meetings. What is exactly the Congolese people and that must be done to overcome the political and security crisis which settles in the country? The approaches differ depending on whether it is the power of the pro-opposition dialogue, Rally, MLC or the international community. For tenors of power, the people need stability and peace. The elections can wait. The pro-Opposition dialogue requires an electoral calendar, the entrance to the government and the CENI. The Rally will enforce locked provisions of the Constitution relating to the number and length of presidential terms. The people expressed their ras-le-bol and thirst for change. The US is, in turn, believe that if the President had allowed since last year’s elections to hand over power to his successor, the solution would be easy to find. The current Chairman of the African Union, Idriss Deby, calls for the rapid opening of an inclusive dialogue. Belgium argues for a dialogue mediated by Said Djinnit. The coming days will be decisive.