ElectionGudie

March 10, 2002 Held

1,202,611
Voted
Congo (Brazzaville)

Republic of the Congo

Election for Assemblée Nationale (Congolese National Assembly)

Results

69%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,202,611
Valid Votes:1,202,611
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Pan-African Union for Social Democracy 3 None

United Democratic Forces 30 None

Convention for Democracy and Salvation 2 None

Union for Democracy and the Republic 6 None

Congolese Labor Party 53 None

Others and Independents 35 None

More Info:

Note: the above results reflect the final seat shares taken after the second round of eletions in June.

At stake in this election:

  • 137 seats in the National Assembly

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 consisting of the Senate with 66 seats and the National Assembly with 137 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 7-year term.
  • In the Senate 66 members are elected by popular vote. In the National Assembly 137 members are elected by popular vote.

Main parties in the Second Round of the electoral race:

  • Party: Congolese Labor Party (PCT)
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 15
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 53
  • Party: United Democratic Forces (FDU)
    • Leader: Denis SASSOU-NGUESSO
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 3
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 30
  • Party: Pan-African Union for Social Democracy (UPADS)
    • Leader: Pascal LISSOUBA
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 47
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 3
  • Other Parties and Independents
    • Seats won in last Senate election: N/A
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 43

Last Legislative election:

  • On January 5 and 14, 1999 the National Transitional Council was appointed. The last legislative election was held on May 2 and June 6, 1993.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,256,867 (2002)
  • Registered Voters: 1,733,943 ( 2002 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,630,736 (2002)

·         Is Republic of Congo a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (29 July 1980)

·         Has Republic of Congo ratified CEDAW: Yes (26 July 1982)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 12 (National Assembly) (following 2002 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 136 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Republic of Congo a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Republic of Congo ratified CRPD: Yes (2 September 2014)

·         Population with a disability: 488,530 (est.)