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Felix Tshisekedi Elected President Of Congo For 2nd Consecutive Term

Utkarsh Classes 01-01-2024
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Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi has again won the presidential election. Tshisekedi received more than 73 percent of the votes. Tshisekedi has won the presidential election for the second consecutive time. Felix Tshisekedi has defeated his rival opposition leader, Moise Katumbi.

  • Voting was held in the country on 20 December 2023. The announcement of the results took place in the capital, Kinshasa. The opposition and some civil groups have demanded re-polling due to l
  • ogistical problems.
  • According to Denis Kadima, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), Tshisekedi received more than 13 million votes out of 18 million.
  • Felix's nearest rival, businessman Moise Katumbi, received 18 percent of the vote. Another candidate, Martin Fayulu, got five percent of the votes.

About the Democratic Republic of Congo:

  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DCR) is in Central Africa.
  • It is the second largest country in the African continent (after Algeria).
  • Its capital, Kinshasa, is located on the Congo River about 320 miles (515 km) from its mouth.
  • Kinshasa is the largest city in Central Africa. It serves as the country's official administrative, economic and cultural centre.
  • The country is often called by its short name, DRC or Congo (Kinshasa).
  • Congo gained independence from Belgium in 1960. From 1971 to 1997, the country was officially the Republic of Zaire after then-ruler General Mobutu Sese Ko made a change to give the country a more authentic African name.

Natural resources of DRC:

  • Congo is rich in natural resources. There are huge reserves of industrial diamonds, cobalt and copper here.
  • One of the largest forest reserves in Africa. DRC is the country with the largest hydropower potential on the African continent.

Physical characteristics of DRC:

  • To the north, Congo shares borders with the Central African Republic and South Sudan.
  • On the east with Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania; To the southeast with Zambia.
  • To the southwest with Angola.
  • To the west are the country's short Atlantic coastline, the Angolan exclave of Cabinda and Congo (Brazzaville).

Climate of DRC:

  • Most of Congo lies in the interior humid tropical or equatorial climate zone extending five degrees north and south of the equator. Southern Congo and the far north have a somewhat dry subequatorial climate.
  • Capital: Kinshasa
  • Currency: Congolese Franc
  • President: Felix Tshisekedi
  • Prime Minister: Anatole Collinet Makosso

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