President Kabila has not confirmed it himself, but most Congolese today believe it to be true: The incumbent, in power since 2001--and democratically elected in 2006 and (controversially) in 2011-- would like to be able to stay on for another term. To do so, he would have to change the constitution, which, in Article 220, explicitly forbids tampering with presidential term limits.
If he does want to change the term limits, he could either do through the legal avenue : having a joint session of the senate and national assembly approve the revision by a three-fifths majority--although this would be an obvious violation of Article 220. Or, as proponents of a revision have pointed out, by submitting a revision or an entirely new constitution to a popular referendum. Finally, he could ... [view whole blog post ]