Felix Tshisekedi holds coalition talks with Joseph Kabila

Democratic Republic of the Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi (right) walks off the podium with outgoing President Joseph Kabila after he was officially handed over the instruments of power in Kinshasa on January 24, 2019. PHOTO | TONY KARUMBA | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Kabila, although no longer president, is head of the majority group in the National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • Tshisekedi's own Union for Democracy and Social Progress only garnered 32 seats in the incoming National Assembly.

  • Tshisekedi's election marked DR Congo's first peaceful change of power since its independence from Belgium in 1960.

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