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
Leader Henri Mova
President of DR Congo Joseph Kabila
Founded 2002
Headquarters Gombe, Kinshasa
Political position Left-wing[1]
Colours Yellow, blue
Seats in the National Assembly
63 / 500
Seats in the Senate
22 / 108
Party flag
Flag of the PPRD.svg

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Milios, Rita (2013). Rotberg, Robert I., ed. Democratic Republic of Congo (e-book). Mason Crest. ISBN 9781422294352 – via Google Books. The 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.