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Congo ruling coalition's presidential candidate to be announced "in the coming hours"

Congo ruling coalition's presidential candidate to be announced "in the coming hours"


Reuters Last Updated at 07 Aug 2018, 23:08 IST

KINSHASA, Aug 7 (Reuters) - The presidential candidate to represent Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila's ruling coalition in December's election will be announced "in the coming hours", the government spokesman said on Tuesday.

Spokesman Lambert Mende's statement followed a meeting between Kabila and coalition members at his farm outside the capital Kinshasa. Candidates have until Wednesday afternoon to file their candidacies with the electoral commission. (Reporting By Benoit Nyemba; Writing by Aaron Ross; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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