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DR Congo rivals in shock coalition govt

Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi and his predecessor Joseph Kabila have agreed to form a coalition government.

The announcement was made by chief negotiators on live TV on Monday night and confirms reports from Friday that the two camps had made the agreement.

The cabinet will consist of 66 members.

These include Prime Minister Sylvestre Ilunkamba, who was proposed by Mr Kabila, 42 positions will be held by Mr Kabila’s coalition and 23 will be held by Mr Tshisekedi’s alliance.

Holders of the positions are yet to be named.

It comes seven months after the Mr Tshisekedi’s CACH alliance won the election.

Questions were raised at the time about the accuracy of the results amid accusations that Mr Tshisekedi had made a pre-election power-sharing deal with Mr Kabila.

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