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Congo (Brazzaville)

Republic of the Congo

4,662,446 9

Population (as of May 19, 2015)

Elections in our database

72.95%

Registered Voters (as of )

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%
President 2002-03-10 1,295,319 1,733,943 74.7%
National Assembly 2002-03-10 - 1,733,943 -
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 -
Referendum 2015-10-25 - - -

Voter Turnout