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Tumukule, Tumukwepe: how ‘Citoyenneté’ reshaped the democratic space during Congo’s 2018 elections

Vlassenroot, Koen, Muzalia, Godefroid, Mudinga, Emery and Nyenyezi Bisoka, Aymar (2019) Tumukule, Tumukwepe: how ‘Citoyenneté’ reshaped the democratic space during Congo’s 2018 elections. Conflict Research Programme Blog (31 May 2019). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Tumukule, tumukwepe is an old saying in Bukavu meaning ‘Let’s take what he gives us, but do not let us get carried away by him’. This expression was given a new meaning during Congo’s latest presidential and parliamentary elections, held at the end of 2018. Congolese citizens massively attended rallies of electoral candidates, and accepted the money and gifts being distributed as bribes to vote for them. Yet, in the end, the Congolese made their own choices based on personal interests and individual preferences.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/crp/
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2019 11:42
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2020 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/102035

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