new meeting with religious communities to appoint

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The President of the National Assembly gave 72 hours for the eight religious communities to agree. They will meet again this Saturday morning at 10:30 to try to agree on the name of the future president of Ceni. For more than two months now, it stuck to the name Denis Kadima but still a recognized election expert. For the Catholic and Protestant churches he is too close to President Tshisekedi, but for the other six he is the only valid candidate.

In his letter addressed to representatives of religious communities, the President of the National Assembly, Christophe Mboso, talks about a final appeal. He urged the eight religious communities to “arrive this time at the appointment of the President of Ceni and a member of the plenum”. But the interpretation of this sentence is already a source of conflict.

Differences in the Interpretation of the Ceni Law For the Catholic and Protestant churches, the minutes of the six other religious denominations that designate Denis Kadima initially have no legality, and this is what the President of the National Assembly would recognize in his post. In his letter of invitation to the negotiations this Saturday morning, Mr Utembi, President of Cenco and the Platform for Religious Confessions, even believes that this call from the President of the National Assembly corresponds to the “spirit” of the news. Ceni, who in the event of non-approval of a candidate’s name asks the component concerned to nominate another candidate. Exit Denis Kadima.

But this is not the opinion of the six other religious communities that wrote to respond to this invitation. They regard this statement as a serious misinterpretation. For them, it’s Denis Kadima or nothing and they say it openly. They will therefore come to the negotiations, they write, just to confirm their position.

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