Elections in the Republic of the Congo

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The Republic of the Congo elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected by the people. The Parliament (Parlement) has two chambers. The National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) has 153 members, for a five-year term in single-seat constituencies. The Senate (Sénat) has 66 members, elected for a six-year term by district, local and regional councils. The Republic of Congo is a one party dominant state with the Congolese Labour Party in power. Opposition parties are allowed, but are widely considered to have no real chance of gaining power.

Elections are governed by Congo's election law, most recently modified in 2016.

Latest elections[edit]

e • d Summary of the 12 July 2009 Republic of the Congo presidential election results
Candidate Party Votes %
Denis Sassou-Nguesso Congolese Labour PartyRally of the Presidential Majority 1,055,117 78.6
Joseph Kignoumbi Kia Mboungou Independent 100,181 7.5
Nicéphore Antoine Fylla de Saint-Eudes Liberal Republican Party 93,749 7.0
Mathias Dzon Alliance for the Republic and Democracy 30,861 2.3
Joseph Hondjuila Miokono Independent 27,060 2.0
Guy Romain Kinfoussia Independent 11,678 0.9
Jean François Tchibinda-Kouangou Independent 5,475 0.4
Anguios Nganguia-Engambé Independent 4,064 0.3
Ernest Bonaventure Mizidi Bavoueza Independent 3,594 0.3
Clément Mierassa Independent 3,305 0.3
Bertin Pandi-Ngouari Independent 2,749 0.2
Marion Michel Mandzimba Ehouango Independent 2,612 0.2
Jean Ebina Independent 1,797 0.1
Valid votes 1,342,242 97.2
Invalid votes 38,409 2.8
Total votes (turnout 66.4 %) 1,380,651 100.0
Source: Adam Carr's Election Archive
e • d Summary of the 24 June and 5 August 2007 Republic of the Congo parliamentary election results
Parties Seats
(1st round)
(2nd round)
Congolese Party of Labour (Parti Congolais du Travail) 22 25 47
Independents 8 29 37
Congolese Movement for Democracy and Integral Development (Mouvement Congolais pour la Démocratie et le Développement Intégral) 4 7 11
Pan-African Union for Social Democracy (Union Panafricaine pour la Démocratie Sociale) 3 8 11
Action Movement for Renewal (Mouvement Action Renouveau) 3 2 5
Movement for Solidarity and Development (Mouvement pour la Solidarité et le Développement) 1 2 3
Club 2002 1 2 3
Take Action for Congo (AGIR pour le Congo) 1 2 3
New Democratic Forces (Forces Démocratiques Nouvelles) 0 3 3
Patriotic Union for Democracy and Progress (Union Patriotique pour la Démocratie et le Progrès) 0 2 2
Rally for Democracy and Social Progress (Rassemblement pour la Démocratie et le Progrès Social) 0 2 2
Union for the Republic (Union pour la République) 0 2 2
Union for Progress (Union pour le Progrès) 0 2 2
Union for Democracy and the Republic (Union pour la Démocratie et la République) 0 1 1
Union of Democratic Forces (Union des Forces Démocratiques) 0 1 1
Movement for Democracy and Progress (Mouvement pour la Démocratie et le Progrès) 0 1 1
Youth in Movement (Jeunesse en Mouvement) 0 1 1
Citizen Rally (Rassemblement Citoyen) 0 1 1
The Life Party (Parti la Vie) 0 1 1
Total 43 94 137
Source: Xinhua, Panapress, IPU, E-polytika, AngolaPress, Congopage

Past elections and referendums[edit]

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