Congo-Kinshasa, i.e., the Democratic Republic of Congo formerly named Zaire, should not be confused with the much smaller Congo-Brazzaville, i.e., the Republic of Congo.
The old Constitution of 24 June 1967 has been abolished by the new Transitional Constitution promulgated in April 1994. There is not yet an ICL-edition of either document. In 1994, political parties reached an agreement in form of the Constitutional Act which laid down the powers of State Institutions for the country.
Politics have been dominated by President Sese Seko Mobuto and his Popular Movement of the Revolution (MPR). Mobuto has been re-elected since his first success in June 1967. His main opponent in the current (1997) civil war is Laurent Kabila and his Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo-Zaire (ADFL). The ADFL has its mentor in the National Resistance Army that seized power in Uganda in 1986; it also has its offspring in the Rwandan Patriotic Front that seized power in Rwanda in 1994.
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