Gérard Kamanda wa Kamanda

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Gerard Kamanda wa Kamanda (born 1941) was a candidate in the 2006 election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He previously worked as an advisor to Mobutu Sese Seko and during the 1990s, Kamanda served in a variety of positions, including prime minister [1], deputy prime minister[2], and foreign minister three times; from 1982 to 1983, from 1995 to February 1996 and from December 1996 until May 1997 when the Mobutu government collapsed. Currently, Kamanda is the minister of scientific research in the transition government.

Kamanda represents the Nationalist Common Front party, established in 1990, which aims to modernize Congo by emphasizing science and technology. He has raised concerns of electoral irregularities with the Independent Electoral Commission. [3] According to the provisional results his presidential campaign was very unsuccessful, receiving less than 3% of the vote.