Alliances et Coalitions de Partis Politiques en République Démocratique du Congo: Causes et Conséquences

In 2006 and 2011 the holding of general, legislative and
presidential elections gave rise in the DRC to the formation of alliances and
coalitions of political parties particularly around candidates
Joseph Kabila and Jean Pierre Bemba (2006), and between Joseph Kabila and
Etienne Tshisekedi (2011). The reasons underlying this practice will not be
not been those relating to the objectives of consolidating democracy,
governability of the state or national cohesion. Only the desire to bring together
the greatest number of votes and to conquer presidential power will have
was the real motivation. The consequence was the paralysis of democracy
parliamentary on the one hand and on the other the weakening of national cohesion.
Alliances and coalitions in this case were not a factor in the
institutional development, of Congolese parliamentarism. The practice
Congolese would constitute in itself a false model which does not, however, invalidate
theories of alliances and coalitions but requires improvement.

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