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Congo (Brazzaville)

Republic of the Congo

4,243,929 8

Population (as of July 1, 2011)

Elections in our database

2,000,000 72.95%

Registered Voters (as of Jan. 1, 2012)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Senate Sénat Upper House
President President Head of State
President President Head of Government
National Assembly Assemblée Nationale Lower House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Denis SASSOU-NGUESSO
  • Head of Government: President Denis SASSOU-NGUESSO
  • Assembly: Congo (Brazzaville) has a bicameral Parliament (Parlement) consisting of the Senate (Sénat) with 66 seats and the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 137 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 7-year term.
  • In the Senate (Sénat) 66 members are indirectly elected by regional governing councils to serve 6-year terms*. In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) 137 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.

* 66 members are elected by indirect vote by district, local, and regional councils to serve 6-year terms. One-half of the Senate is renewed every 3 years.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Referendum 2002-01-20 1,318,238 1,701,415 77.48%
National Assembly 2002-03-10 - 1,733,943 -
President 2002-03-10 1,295,319 1,733,943 74.7%
National Assembly 2002-06-24 - 1,733,943 -
National Assembly 2007-06-24 - 1,733,943 -
President 2009-07-12 1,380,651 2,070,802 66.67%
National Assembly 2012-07-15 - 1,733,943 -
National Assembly 2012-07-29 - 2,000,000 -

Voter Turnout