President of France Asks Kabila To Step Down
The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, has pleaded with the DRC leader Joseph Kabila to resign the Presidency and hold elections by December this year.
During a meeting with Angola’s president João Lourenço, President Macron appealed to Kabila to honour the agreement that was brokered by the Catholic church to hold elections this year.
The two presidents were keen to reiterate their commitment to the Saint Sylvester agreement and the holding of elections on December 23 “which Joseph Kabila would not have to participate in,” said Mr. Macron, before adding that France “does not have to dictate” to Mr. Kabila what he must do.
Despite him being ineligible to stand–he has not publicly stated that he won’t stand—leading to fears that he may change the constitution