National Assembly (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

National Assembly

Assemblée nationale
3rd Legislature of the Third Republic of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Type
Type
History
Founded1960
Leadership
Christophe Mboso N'Kodia Pwanga
since 3 February 2021
Structure
Seats500
Political groups
Government (391)

Opposition (109)

Length of term
5 years
Elections
Last election
30 December 2018
Next election
20 December 2023
Meeting place
Palais du Peuple
Lingwala/Kinshasa
Website
Official website

The National Assembly is the lower house and main legislative political body of the Parliament of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is one of the two legislative bodies along with the Senate. The National Assembly is composed of deputies (fr. députés) who are elected by the citizens of the DRC. The deputies serve as the voice of the people and are responsible for enacting legislation, representing their constituents' interests, and overseeing the executive branch of government. The National Assembly is responsible for deliberating and passing laws that impact the nation and its citizens. It was established by the 2006 constitution, which provided for a bicameral parliament consisting of the National Assembly and the Senate. It is located at the People's Palace (French: Palais du Peuple) in Kinshasa.

The most recent National Assembly was sworn in on January 28, 2019.

Electoral system

The National Assembly is elected every five years by universal suffrage. For the 2018 elections the 500 seats of the assembly were apportioned among 181 electoral districts based on voter registration numbers. This resulted in 62 members elected in single member constituencies by first-past-the-post and the remaining 438 members elected in multi-member constituencies by open list.

Presidents of the National Assembly

Number of deputies for each constituency by province

The number of deputies elected from each subdivision in parentheses.

Bas-Uele (7)

Équateur (12)

Haut-Katanga (30)

Haut-Lomami (16)

Haut-Uele (11)

Ituri (28)

Kasaï (19)

Kasaï Central (19)

Kasaï-Oriental (14)

Kinshasa (55)

Kongo Central (24)

Kwango (12)

Kwilu (29)

Lomami (15)

Lualaba (13)

Mai-Ndombe (12)

Maniema (13)

Mongala (12)

Nord-Kivu (48)

Nord-Ubangi (8)

Sankuru (14)

Sud-Kivu (32)

Sud-Ubangi (16)

Tanganyika (15)

Tshopo (16)

Tshuapa (10)

See also

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