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Felix Tshisekedi Bio
|Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo was born on 13th June 1963 in Léopoldville. He is the leader of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress, the oldest and largest opposition party of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. As of 9th January 2019, he is the President-elect of the DRC.|
|Felix Tshisekedi Personal details|
|Felix Tshisekedi Age||
He was born on 13 June 1963Léopoldville, Congo-Léopoldville (now Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo)
|Felix Tshisekedi Wife||
Denise Tshilombo Nyakeru
|Félix Tshisekedi Parents||
Étienne Tshisekedi (father) and Marthe (mother)
|Political party||Union for Democracy and Social Progress|
|President-Elect of the Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Assuming office 25 January 2019|
|Prime Minister||Vital Kamerhe (Designate)|
|Incumbent The leader of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress|
|Assumed office 31 March 2018|
|Preceded by||Étienne Tshisekedi|
Felix Tshisekedi Early life and education
Tshisekedi was born in Kinshasa by parents Marthe (mother) and Étienne Tshisekedi (father). His father is of Luba ethnicity. Félix enjoyed a comfortable life as a youth in the capital. When his father created the UDPS in the early 1980s, publicly opposing Mobutu, Félix was forced to accompany his dissident father into house arrest in his native village in central Kasaï. His arrest led to discontinuation of his studies. In 1985, Mobutu authorised him, his mother and his brothers to leave Kasaï. He went on to live in Brussels, Belgium, where he worked at odd jobs, enjoyed the nightlife and became an active UDPS militant.
Felix Tshisekedi Political career
In the Late 2008, Tshisekedi was named as the UDPS National secretary for external relations.
He obtained a seat in the National Assembly in November 2011, representing the city of Mbuji Mayi in Kasai-Oriental province. However, he did not take up his seat, claiming there is no use of sitting in institutions resulting from fraudulent elections. His mandate was soon invalidated for “absenteeism”.
In May 2013, he refused a position of rapporteur at the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), saying: “I do not want to kill my political career” The CENI’s article 17 excludes membership for those who are members of a political formation.
Tshisekedi became vice secretary general of the UDPS in October 2016,
On 31st March 2018, he was elected to lead the UDPS, after the death of his father, predecessor, and founder of the party, Étienne Tshisekedi, on 1 February 2017.
Tshisekedi was chosen by his party to be the UDPS presidential candidate on 31 March 2018. The general election took place on 30 December 2018.
On 9th January 2019, it was announced Tshisekedi had been elected President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Felix Tshisekedi Wife
Felix Tshisekedi wife is Denise Tshilombo Nyakeru. Their year of marriage is not known.