“I was unhappy during these three years in power. “Installed at the end of a long table on the first floor of the small house which serves as his HQ, at the back of his residence, Jean-Marc Kabund looks serious. We are at beginning of May and the former boss of the UDPS is still digesting what happened to him. In a few weeks, from January to March, the one who had played a central role in the constitution of the majority around Félix Tshisekedi saw himself ousted from the presidential party then from the office of the National Assembly, of which he was the first vice- President.
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His program and his party’s inaugural speech on the table, a book of right in his hands and a small packet of yellow Post-its summarizing his ideas in front of him, the former boss of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) says he is “ready to go back to the front”. The launch of the Alliance for Change is, he assures us, imminent. That day, Jean-Marc Kabund therefore agreed to receive us at his home, in the Kingabwa district, in Kinshasa, to discuss his ambitions and this complicated start to the year.