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]

Presidential elections[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Denis Sassou Nguesso Congolese Party of Labour 838,922 60.19
Guy Brice Parfait Kolélas Congolese Movement for Democracy and Integral Development 209,632 15.04
Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko Independent 191,562 13.74
Pascal Tsaty Mabiala Pan-African Union for Social Democracy 65,025 4.67
André Okombi Salissa Initiative for Democracy in Congo 57,373 4.12
Claudine Munari 21,530 1.54
Joseph Kignoumbi Kia Mboungou 3,540 0.25
Michel Mboussi Ngouari 3,301 0.24
Anguios Nganguia Engabé 2,905 0.21
Invalid/blank votes 96,171
Total 1,489,961 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,161,839 68.92
Source: Constitutional Court

Parliamentary elections[edit]

Party First round Second round Total
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
Congolese Party of Labour 72 18 90 +1
Pan-African Union for Social Democracy 3 5 8 +1
Dynamic for the Republic and Recovery 0 3 3 New
Action Movement for Renewal 3
Rally for Democracy and Social Progress 2
Union for a People's Movement 2
Club 2002 PUR 1
Party for Agreement and Political Action 1
Patriotic Front 1
Citizen Rally 1
Union of Democratic Forces 1
Independents 8
Vacant 9
Total 95 151 +12
Registered voters/turnout 2,221,596 100
Source: Jeune Afrique, Radio France Internationale

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