Congo’s bishops call for dialogue so that president may leave office
June 28, 2016
The bishops of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have called for a national dialogue aimed at creating a timeframe for President Joseph Kabila to leave office rather than seek an unconstitutional third term.
A spokesman for the nation’s bishops said on June 27 that a national dialogue is “now the only way to avoid chaos.” He added, “It is imperative that we respect the fundamentals of our constitution concerning the number and length of presidential terms,” according to a Bloomberg report.
- Congo Catholic Bishops Call for Dialogue to Ensure Kabila Leaves (Bloomberg)
- Congo’s bishops: Thwart bid for new term for nation’s president (CWN, 12/2/15)
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