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The opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi will be taking the mantle of leadership today as Democratic Republic of Congo's next president, intels revealed in Kinshasa.

The inauguration will take place at the Palace of the Nation, the seat of the presidency, starting at noon (1100 GMT), aides to Tshisekedi and outgoing President Joseph Kabila said.

Today marks the first peaceful transition of power in the history of the Democratic Republic of Congo, since her independence from Belgium in 1960.

Tshisekedi, 55, will be taking the helm of affairs from Kabila who at only 47 has ruled the vast country for 18 years, taken over from his father Laurent-Desire Kabila, who was assassinated in 2001.

A good number of world leaders of government and representatives are already seated in the capital, Kinshasa for the inauguration.

Tshisekedi was declared winner of the December 30, 2018 presidential election. The declaration was affirmed by the Court and dismissed a poll petition brought by candidate Martin Fayulu.

Kabila while addressing the nation called for support for Tshisekedi saying that he was happy that an opposition candidate had won the polls, also said he would be dispossed to help the new government to run the affairs of the country.

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