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BBCNEWS ,23RD,DEC 2016-Opposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo say they’ve reached an agreement with the ruling party over the transition of power.
In a deal mediated by the Catholic church, President Joseph Kabila will stay in office until the end of 2017, despite his term having officially expired, reports Reuters news agency.
A new prime minister will be chosen from the opposition and the deal will be overseen by the veteran opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi.
Mr Kabila has served the maximum two terms allowed under the constitution, but elections to choose a successor have been delayed.
Mr Kabila’s refusal to step down has sparked street protests. The government has not commented on the deal, which the opposition say it will be signed today.