The Democratic Republic of Congo elected a supporter of President Felix Tshisekedi as the next senate leader on Tuesday.
Modesto Bahati Lukwebo’s election follows the formation of a new parliamentary majority to remove the camp of the former head of state, Joseph Kabila from power.
According to multiple reports, Bahat garnered more than 85 votes, an absolute majority of votes.
With the election of Bahati, President Tshisekedi has placed his supporters at the head of the country’s three most important political institutions.
Christophe Mboso was elected president of the national assembly and Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde is now Prime Minister.