Vital Kamerhe

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Vital Kamerhe
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Vital Kamerhe (2007)
Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Designated
Assuming office
25 January 2019
PresidentFélix Tshisekedi (Elect)
SucceedingBruno Tshibala
Leader of the Union for the Congolese Nation
Assumed office
June 19, 2010
Preceded byPosition established
Speaker of the National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
In office
December 29, 2006 – March 26, 2009
Preceded byThomas Luwaka Losendjola
Succeeded byEvariste Boshab
Personal details
Born (1959-03-04) 4 March 1959 (age 60)
Bukavu, Belgian Congo
Political partyUnion for the Congolese Nation
ResidenceDemocratic Republic of Congo
Websitehttp://www.vital-kamerhe.com/

Vital Kamerhe (born 4 March 1959) is a Congolese politician. He is the leader of the Union for the Congolese Nation (Union pour la Nation Congolaise, UNC), an opposition political party.[1] He was President of the National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 2006 to 2009.

After resigning as President of the National Assembly, he went into opposition and founded the UNC. He was a candidate in the 2011 presidential election.

In January 2019, he became the Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

References[change | change source]

  1. "CSIS - The Road to Presidential Elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Feb 2, 2011" "The question of the name is part of a pseudo-political campaign aiming at depicting Vital Kamerhe as a "rwandaise", hence enemy of the congolese people. Vital Kamerhe himself speaks about this issue during the conference held at the CSIS, in Washington DC on February 2nd, 2011. The question and answer related to this topic can be heard starting at 00:56:26"