“Should the Congo elections go on smoothly, President Joseph Kabila will make history as the first leader to preside over a peaceful transition since Independence in 1960. But observers say he will just continue to rule by proxy, should his handpicked candidate, Emmanuel Shadary, win because he is a weak leader with no political network. ”

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