Republic of the Congo parliamentary election, 2002

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A parliamentary election was held in the Republic of the Congo in 2002; the first round was held on 26 May and the second round on 20 June. The Congolese Labour Party (PCT) and its allies won a majority of seats in the National Assembly.

1,239 people registered to stand as candidates in the election. On 11 May 2002, the Interior Ministry published the official list of candidates; 1,199 candidacies were validated, while 40 were rejected. The number of independents standing in the election was about equal to the number of party candidates.[1] 51 candidates were elected in the first round.[2] 12 candidates were disqualified by the National Electoral Commission (CONEL) shortly after the first round due to various allegations, including fraud.[3]


e • d Summary of the 26 May and 20 June 2002 National Assembly of the Republic of the Congo election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Congolese Labour Party (Parti Congolais du Travail) . 53
United Democratic Forces (Forces Démocratiques Unies) . 30
Union for Democracy and Republic (Union pour la Démocratie et la République-Mwinda) 6
Pan-African Union for Social-Democracy (Union Panafricaine pour la Démocratie Sociale) . 3
Convention for Democracy and Salvation . 2
Independents and other political formations . 35
Vacant . 8
Total   137
Source: www.democraf.com

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