Elections in the Republic of the Congo

The Republic of the Congo elects on the national level a head of state – the president – and a legislature. The president is elected by the people. The Parliament (Parlement) has two chambers. The National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) has 153 members, for a five-year term in single-seat constituencies. The Senate (Sénat) has 66 members, elected for a six-year term by district, local and regional councils. The Republic of Congo is a one party dominant state with the Congolese Labour Party in power. Opposition parties are allowed, but are widely considered to have no real chance of gaining power.

Elections are governed by Congo's election law, most recently modified in 2016.

Latest elections

Presidential elections

Denis Sassou NguessoCongolese Party of Labour838,92260.19
Guy Brice Parfait KolélasCongolese Movement for Democracy and Integral Development209,63215.04
Jean-Marie MokokoIndependent191,56213.74
Pascal Tsaty MabialaPan-African Union for Social Democracy65,0254.67
André Okombi SalissaInitiative for Democracy in Congo57,3734.12
Claudine MunariMovement for Unity, Solidarity and Labour21,5301.54
Joseph Kignoumbi Kia MboungouChain3,5400.25
Michel Mboussi NgouariConvention of Republican Parties3,3010.24
Anguios Nganguia EngabéParty for Action of the Republic2,9050.21
Valid votes1,393,79093.55
Invalid/blank votes96,1716.45
Total votes1,489,961100.00
Registered voters/turnout2,161,83968.92
Source: Constitutional Court

Parliamentary elections

PartyFirst roundSecond roundSeats
Congolese Party of Labour7219596+7
Pan-African Union for Social Democracy3508+1
Congolese Movement for Democracy and Integral Development0044–3
Action and Renewal Movement31040
Rally for Democracy and Social Progress2103–2
Dynamic for the Republic and Recovery0303New
Union for a People's Movement2002+2
Citizen Rally1001–2
Republican and Liberal Party01010
Club 2002 – Party for the Unity and the Republic10010
Union of Democratic Forces10010
Party for Agreement and Political Action1001+1
Patriotic Front1001+1
Movement for Democracy and Progress0101+1
Party for Unity, Liberty and Progress0101+1
Congress for Democracy and the Republic0101New
La Chaîne0101New
National Movement for the Liberation of Congo0101New
Registered voters/turnout2,221,596
Source: Jeune Afrique, IPU
  1. ^ The elections were not held in the Pool Department (9 seats). Instead, the term of the nine outgoing deputies was extended: Of these, five belonged to the Congolese Party of Labour and four to the Congolese Movement for Democracy and Integral Development.

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