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Congo opposition picks Martin Fayulu as its presidential candidate

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KINSHASA (Reuters) – Congo’s opposition coalition picked businessman and lawmaker Martin Fayulu to be its candidate in a December presidential election, it said in a statement.

Fayulu will face off against President Joseph Kabila’s preferred successor for the ruling party, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadari, in Democratic Republic of Congo’s election on Dec. 23.

(Reporting Giulia Paravicini; Writing by Tim Cocks; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)

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