Parliament abandons the “Congolicity” bill


In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the bill on “Congolality” initiated by Noël Tshiani will not be presented to the National Assembly. The project claimed that only the Congolese father and mother reserved the possibility of running for president, but the lower house of parliament declared the proposed text illegal.

as reported from Kinshasa, Kamanda wa Kamanda Muzembé

With this bill, Noël Tshiani Muadiamvita had above all proposed to reserve the post of President of the Republic only for the Congolese of father and mother. He went through a national deputy to have his initiative included in Parliament’s debates. But the National Assembly estimated that the issue would not be included in the Riksdag meetings.

The unfortunate candidate for the last presidential election planned to go to the People’s Palace on Tuesday for the final adjustments to be able to register this bill. But the investigation office in the lower house declared the draft text illegal. According to lawyers, the process involves reviewing the constitution and introducing articles that are considered discriminatory.

During the trip to the United States, the President of the Republic, Félix Tshisekedi, confirmed that the country’s recent history shows that being Congolese from father to mother is not an argument for serving the country.


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