Félix Tshisekedi

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Félix Tshisekedi
Tshisekedi in 2019
5th President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Assumed office
24 January 2019
Prime MinisterBruno Tshibala
Sylvestre Ilunga
Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde
Preceded byJoseph Kabila
Leader of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress
Assumed office
31 March 2018
Preceded byÉtienne Tshisekedi
19th Chairperson of the African Union
In office
6 February 2021 – 5 February 2022
Preceded byCyril Ramaphosa
Succeeded byMacky Sall
Personal details
Born (1963-06-13) 13 June 1963 (age 60)
Léopoldville, Congo-Léopoldville (now Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Political partyUnion for Democracy and Social Progress
Spouse(s)Denise Nyakéru Tshisekedi
ParentsÉtienne Tshisekedi
Marthe Kasalu Jibikila

Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo[1] (born 13 June 1963)[2] is a Congolese politician. He is the leader of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress, the oldest and largest opposition party of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[3]

On January 9, 2019, he was elected the President of the DRC.[4] From 2021 to 2022, he was the 19th Chairperson of the African Union.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Félix Tshisekedi investi candidat du parti historique d'opposition UDPS en RDC". Voice of America (in French). 31 March 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  2. Boisselet, Pierre (15 June 2017). "RDC : Félix Tshisekedi, au nom du père". Jeune Afrique (in French). Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  3. Clowes, William (25 May 2018). "Congo Opposition Leaders Mull Unity Candidate for Delayed Vote". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  4. "Opposition named winner in DR Congo poll". BBC News. 2019-01-10. Retrieved 2019-01-10.