2021 Republic of the Congo presidential election

2021 Republic of the Congo presidential election

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Registered2,645,283
Turnout67.17%
 
Nominee Denis Sassou Nguesso Guy Brice Parfait Kolélas
Party PCT UDH-YUKI
Popular vote 1,539,725 138,561
Percentage 88.40% 7.96%

President before election

Denis Sassou Nguesso
PCT

Elected President

Denis Sassou Nguesso
PCT

Presidential elections were held in the Republic of the Congo on 21 March 2021. Incumbent president Denis Sassou Nguesso was re-elected with 88% of the vote. His main opponent, Guy Brice Parfait Kolélas, died a day after the elections.

Electoral system

The President of the Republic of the Congo is elected for a five-year term, with the possibility of a maximum of two reelections. In the election, only the candidate who obtains an absolute majority of valid votes is elected. If no candidate reaches that majority, the two candidates with the highest votes face a second round twenty-one days after the results are announced by the Constitutional Court.

Conduct

Telecommunications were cut off during election day at a national level, mirroring events from the 2016 elections, a situation that was condemned by international organizations such as the African Union.

Results

Guy Brice Parfait Kolélas, the opposition presidential candidate, died from COVID-19 on a plane en route to France for treatment, on the afternoon of the election. Sassou Ngessou was reelected with 88.4% of the vote.

CandidatePartyVotes%
Denis Sassou-NguessoCongolese Party of Labour1,539,72588.40
Guy Brice Parfait KolélasUnion of Humanist Democrats-Yuki138,5617.96
Mathias DzonPatriotic Union for National Renewal33,4971.92
Joseph Kignoumbi Kia MboungouLa Chaine10,7180.62
Dave MafoulaSovereigntists9,1430.52
Albert OnianguéIndependent6,9770.40
Anguios Nganguia EngambéParty for Action of the Republic3,1570.18
Total1,741,778100.00
Valid votes1,741,77898.03
Invalid/blank votes35,0081.97
Total votes1,776,786100.00
Registered voters/turnout2,645,28367.17
Source: Constitutional Court



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