Congolese Opposition leader Bemba definitively Excluded from Elections. The Supreme Court of the Democratic Republic of Congo has rejected opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba as a candidate for the presidential elections in December.
The reason is his objection by the International Criminal Court in The Hague (ICC) for bribery of witnesses and restraint of justice.
In June, the ICC talked to the former warlord on war crimes free of war crimes.
In the past, Bemba was president for once.
At the 2006 election, he had to accept his superior in Joseph Kabila.
It created deadly conflicts between Bemba supporters and government troops on the streets of Kinshasa.