“Each party of the presidential majority has opted (or will do so shortly) for the candidacy of President Sassou Nguesso. The presidential majority thinks that of all its leaders, it is President Sassou Nguesso who brings together all the assets,” declared Pierre Moussa, interim president of the presidential majority during a press conference.
“We will fight valiantly with courage to convince the president of the majority to accept the implorations and exhortations of his political base,” insisted Mr. Moussa, also secretary general of the Congolese Labor Party (PCT).
The main party of the presidential majority, the PCT had invested Mr. Sassou Nguesso from its December 2019 congress in Brazzaville.
The person has not yet spoken. The date of the election scheduled for March 2021 by the Constitution remains to be determined.
The president could announce the date of the poll and formalize his own candidacy during a speech to the Nation on December 19.
To mark the way for a “peaceful election”, Congolese political actors met from November 25 to 27 in Madingou (south).
The opposition claims that this consultation was a failure, while the government maintains that a consensus has emerged around a revision of the electoral lists and then the use of the single ballot.
In the Congo, the 2015 referendum and the 2016 presidential election were marked by lively protest and violence.
The country is living at a time of an oil price crisis, aggravated by the measures taken to fight against the coronavirus (debts, recession).