Born June 13, 1963 in Kinshasa, Félix-Antoine TSHISEKEDI TSHILOMBO is a statesman from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), President of the Republic since January 24, 2019. Senior official of the Union for Democracy (UDPS) and Social Progress), a party led by his father, the late Etienne TSHISEKEDI, he was elected national deputy in 2011. But refusing to sit in the National Assembly to denounce the fraud, he was stripped of his mandate in 2013.
After the death of his father, in February 2017, he will become in March 2017 President of the “Rassemblement”.
In March 2018, at the extraordinary congress of the UDPS, he was elected President of this party. He is one of the initiators of the Congolese Dialogue for the respect of the Constitution and for peaceful alternation in the DRC.
A process he tirelessly defends and which pushes him to ally himself with the Union for the Congolese Nation (UNC) of Vital Kamerhe in Nairobi, in November 2018 in order to constitute the platform “CACH” (Cape for Change) for the December 2018 elections.
On December 30, 2018, he was elected President of the Republic for a 5-year term. At 55, he becomes the 5th President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, thanks to the very first peaceful transfer of power in the largest country in Central Africa.
On February 09, 2020, Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo was elected by his peers, First Vice-President of the African Union for the year 2020, and in anticipation for the year 2021, President of the same regional institution, during the 33 rd Summit of Heads of State and Government held from February 9 to 10 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.