U.S. Department of State

01/23/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/23/2019 09:49

Press Releases: U.S. Response to Constitutional Court Decision in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The United States welcomes the Congolese Constitutional Court's certification of Felix Tshisekedi as the next President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). We are committed to working with the new DRC government. We encourage the government to include a broad representation of Congo's political stakeholders and to address reports of electoral irregularities.

The United States salutes the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo for their insistence on a peaceful and democratic ā€ˇtransfer of power. We also recognize outgoing President Joseph Kabila's commitment to becoming the first President in DRC history to cede power peacefully through an electoral process.