People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy
|The 2006 Presidential election candidate||Joseph Kabila|
|Seats in the National Assembly||
111 / 500
|Seats in the Senate||
22 / 108
The People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (Parti du Peuple pour la Reconstruction et la Démocratie (PPRD)) is a center-left political party of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is the political structure established by the current president of the country, Joseph Kabila. Forbes writer Richard Miniter documented the wealth of Joseph Kabila, estimated at US $15 billion in offshore banks in the British Virgin Islands, accumulated in just over 13 years of power.
In the 2006 general election the PPRD won 111 out of 500 seats in the lower house of parliament and became the largest party in parliament. The 2006 general election was the first free election since the 1960s. On November 27, 2006, the presidential candidate supported by the PPRD, Joseph Kabila, was declared the winner of the 2006 Presidential elections, by the Supreme Court of Justice. In the 19 January 2007 Senate elections, the party won 22 out of 108 seats.
The party also forms part of the Alliance of the Presidential Majority, which is the majority bloc in the National Assembly.
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- Franz Wild; Michael J. Kavanagh; Jonathan Ferziger (December 5, 2012). "Gertler Earns Billions as Mine Deals Fail to Enrich Congo". Bloomberg. Retrieved March 20, 2013.
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