People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy

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People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy
Parti du Peuple pour la Reconstruction et la Démocratie
LeaderHenri Mova
President of DR CongoJoseph Kabila
Founded2002
HeadquartersGombe, Kinshasa
Political positionLeft-wing[1]
ColoursYellow, blue
Seats in the National Assembly
63 / 500
Seats in the Senate
22 / 108

The People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (French: Parti du Peuple pour la Reconstruction et la Démocratie or PPRD) is a political party in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is the political structure established by the current president of the country, Joseph Kabila.

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.[2] 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.

In the 2011 general election the PPRD lost nearly half of its seats in the lower house of parliament, dropping to 63 out of 500 seats. Nevertheless, the PPRD retained its position as the largest party in parliament.

The party also forms part of the Alliance of the Presidential Majority, which is the majority bloc in the National Assembly.

Election results[edit]

Presidential Elections[edit]

Election date Party candidate Number of votes Percentage of votes
2006 Joseph Kabila 9,436,779 58.05%
2011 Joseph Kabila 8,880,944 48.95%

Parliamentary Elections[edit]

Years Number of votes Percentage of votes Seats
2006 Not released Not released
111 / 500
2011 Not released Not released
62 / 500

Senate[edit]

Years Number of votes Percentage of votes Seats
2007 Not released Not released
22 / 108

References[edit]

  1. ^ Milios, Rita (2013). Rotberg, Robert I., ed. Democratic Republic of Congo (e-book). Mason Crest. ISBN 9781422294352 – via Google Books. The left-wing PPRD was President Joseph Kabila's party.
  2. ^ 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.