President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Joseph Kabila. He was first propelled into office after his father, Laurent-Desire Kabila, was assassinated in January 2001, during the Second Congo War. PHOTO | PHILL MAGAKOE | AFP
Electoral commission says it needs another 504 days to prepare for the vote.
The polls have been repeatedly pushed back and CENI said in July it would not be possible to hold a nationwide vote this year due to ongoing security issues, particularly in the Kasai area.