Budget Minister Pierre Kangudia says the Democratic Republic of Congo can’t afford organizing a poll, claiming the price would be $1.8bn. The mandate of current President Joseph Kabila ended in November 2016, but he is still in power as DRC has still never had a smooth transition of power since the country’s independence in 1960. Earlier this month opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi died and the announcement of Mr. Kangudia has further increased uncertainty regarding the future of the country. President Kabila has had two terms, and can’t run for a third.

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