The Congo Study Group (GEC) published, in August 2021, a survey over the last six months led by a new political class led by a coalition of sacred union advocated by President Tshisekedi .
According to this survey conducted by the GEC, compared to the previous government fully led by Joseph Kabila, about half of the people questioned have “a positive opinion” of the President of the Republic and his current Prime Minister, but also, confides GEC, of the direction taken by the country.
“In the struggle for political power, Félix Tshisekedi has gained the upper hand, although at the head of a fractured and fragile coalition. After breaking with the Front Commun pour le Congo (FCC) of former President Joseph Kabila at the end of 2020, the Head of State took control of Parliament through his political coalition, Union Sacrée de la Nation (USN ). A USN Government, headed by Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde, was then invested on April 26, 2021 ”, specifies this survey.
However, despite the declining trend in the popularity of all leaders and most prominent opposition figures over the past six months, the recent Groupe d’Etudes sur le Congo (GEC) poll indicates that “the President of the Congo Republic and its Prime Minister remain the most popular ”.
In this perspective, GEC notes that “the Prime Minister is clearly more popular than his predecessor Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba, who left the Prime Minister with 9% favorable opinions in March 2021”.
And to indicate: “Sama Lukonde remains even more popular than any other politician, with the exception of President Tshisekedi”.
Note also that this same survey underlines that six months after the inauguration of the Sama government, 51% of the people questioned think that the Democratic Republic of Congo is going in the right direction.