July 27, 2018 / 5:42 PM / 8 months ago

Congo's Bemba should be declared ineligible for Dec election -ruling coalition

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 27 (Reuters) - C ongolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba should be declared ineligible to stand in a presidential election in December because of a witness tampering conviction at The Hague, President Joseph Kabila’s ruling coalition said on Friday.

The coalition has no formal role in deciding who can contest the election but its view is likely to carry weight. (Reporting by Fiston Mahamba Writing by Aaron Ross Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)

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