ElectionGudie

July 16, 2017 Held

2,221,596
Registered to Vote
Congo (Brazzaville)

Republic of the Congo

Election for Assemblée Nationale (Congolese National Assembly)

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Congo-Brazzaville: Congolese National Assembly, July 16, 2017

At stake in this election:

  • 135 seats in the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Denis SASSOU-Nguesso (since 25 October 1997)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Clement MOUAMBA (since 23 April 2016)
  • Assembly: Bicameral Parliament (Parlement) consisting of the Senate (Senat) with 72 seats and the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 139 seats

Description of electoral system:

  • Members of the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) are directly elected in single-seat constituencies by an absolute majority popular vote, in two rounds if necessary. Members serve 5-year terms.

Last Election:

  • The last election for the National Assembly in Congo-Brazzaville occurred in 2012. The Congolese Party of Labor won a majority of seats, establishing its dominance as the ruling party of Congo-Brazzaville.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Congolese Party of Labor / Parti Congolais du Travail
    • Leader: Denis Sassou NGUESSO
    • Seats won in last election: 89
  • Pan-African Union for Social Democracy / Union Panafricaine Pour la Démocratie Sociale
    • Leader: Pascal Tsaty MABIALA
    • Seats won in last election: 7
  • Dynamic for the Republic and Recovery / La Dynamique Pour La République et le Développement
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 4,954,674
  • Registered Voters: 2,221,596

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 2,465,012
  • Is Congo-Brazzaville a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (29 July 1980)
  • Has Congo-Brazzaville ratified CEDAW: Yes (26 July 1982)
  • Gender Quota: Yes
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 24
  • Human Development Index Position: 135
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium

Disability Data:

  • Is Congo-Brazzaville a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)
  • Has Congo-Brazzaville ratified CRPD: Yes (2 September 2014)
  • Population with a disability: 713,265