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'DR Congo talks agree to push back presidential vote to 2018'

AFP  |  Kinshasa 

Participants in Democratic Republic of Vongo's "national dialogue" agreed today, in the absence of the main opposition party, to push back to April 2018 the presidential due to take place before the end of the year, negotiators said.

The deal, reached during talks in Kinshasa, envisages President Joseph Kabila remaining in power until that date despite the fact that his mandate is due to end in December.

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First Published: Tue, October 18 2016. 00:48 IST