KINSHASA Dec 23 Congo's main opposition bloc
insisted on Friday that President Joseph Kabila step aside in
time for elections no later than November 2017, as a condition
in an agreement being negotiated.
"For us it is essential to bring to a good conclusion this
year of transition before the presidential election that must
take place ... in November 2017 at the latest," Valentin Mubake,
an adviser to Democratic Republic of Congo's main opposition
leader Etienne Tshisekedi, said at talks aimed at preventing the
country sliding back into civil war.
(Reporting by Aaron Ross; Writing by Tim Cocks; Editing by