Joseph Khamisi (URC)

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Joseph Khamisi
Joseph Khamisi and troops
1st President of the United Republic of the Congo
In office:
June 11, 2016 - August 22, 2028
Prime Minister: Neo Baako
Preceded by: None; post established
Succeded by: Kisempia Longomba
2nd Prime Minister of the United Republic of the Congo
In office:
November 15, 2028 — May 4, 2036
President: Kisempia Longomba
Preceded by: Neo Baako
Succeded by: Mbanka Lafayette
Born: February 7, 1968
Kinshasa, Belgian Congo
Birth name: Joseph Sungilanga Khamisi
Nationality: Congolese flagCongolese
Political party: Congolese Nationalist Party
Residence: Presidential Palace, Kinshasa
Alma mater: Belgian Royal Officer Academy
Occupation: Military officer, politician
Religion: Christian
Military service
Allegiance: Congolese flag Democratic Republic of the Congo
Service/branch: Land Forces
Years of service: 1986—2016
Rank: Lieutenant General
Unit: 8th Brigade, 2nd Military Region
Commands: Land Forces
Battles/wars: Second Congo War
M23 uprising
Awards: Order of Congolese Merit
Order of Kabila, 1st class

Joseph Sungilanga Khamisi was a Congolese military officer and politician, being the first President of the United Republic of the Congo. He was also the founder of the Congolese Nationalist Party, which became the largest and most popular political party in the country. Originally the chief of land forces staff in the military of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, he committed a coup d'état in 2016 against the unpopular President Joseph Kabila. After deposing of him, Khamisi was voted in as the president of the newly formed URC, declared by the National Assembly.

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