DR Congo’s Deputy PM of Economy Elected as Speaker of Lower House of Parliament, Reports Say

On Sunday, a coup attempt was foiled in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, the country’s military reported. Among the organizers of the coup bid were reportedly several US citizens and a British citizen.

Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Deputy Prime Minister of Economy, Vital Kamerhe, was elected as a speaker of the country’s lower house of parliament, media said.

The vote, which was scheduled for May 18, took place on Monday. Kamerhe received 371 of the 401 votes cast by the members of the parliament.

The election of the speaker paves the way for the DR Congo to appoint a government, a task that has been pending since the December 2023 presidential election where the country’s President Felix Tshisekedi secured a second term.

On Sunday, the security forces of the Congo reported that they successfully thwarted a coup attempt and defended Kamerhe’s residence in from an attack. According to Kamerhe’s spokesperson, Michel Moto Muhima, two guards lost their lives during the assault.

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