Patriotic Union for Democracy and Progress

The Patriotic Union for Democracy and Progress (Union Patriotique pour la Démocratie et le Progrès, UPDP) is a political party in the Republic of the Congo. It is led by Auguste-Célestin Gongarad Nkoua

In opposition to President Pascal Lissouba, the UPDP joined with six other parties to form the Union for Democratic Renewal (URD) opposition coalition on 27 August 1992.[1]

In the parliamentary election held on June 24 and August 5, 2007, the party won 2 out of 137 seats.[2]


  1. ^ Joachim Emmanuel Goma-Thethet, "Alliances in the political and electoral process in the Republic of Congo 1991–97", in Liberal Democracy and Its Critics in Africa: Political Dysfunction and the Struggle for Social Progress (2005), ed. Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo, Zed Books, page 111.
  2. ^ For detailed results see Republic of the Congo parliamentary election, 2007 and "L'alliance présidentielle occupe 125 des 137 sièges parlementaires", Xinhua (, August 25, 2007 (in French).

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