ElectionGudie

June 24, 2007 Held

1,733,943
Registered to Vote
Congo (Brazzaville)

Republic of the Congo

Election for Assemblée Nationale (Congolese National Assembly)

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At stake in this election:

  • 137 seats in the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale)

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 (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 to serve a 7-year term.
  • In the Senate (Sénat) 66 members are elected by indirect vote 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.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Congolese Workers Party (PCT)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 46
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 53
  • Party: Pan-African Union for Social Development (UPADS)
    • Leader: Martin MBERI
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 11
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 3
  • Party: Union for Democracy and Republic (UDR)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 1
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 6

Last Legislative election:

  • Elections to the National Assembly were last held on 27 May and 26 June 2002.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,715,665 (2007)
  • Registered Voters: N/A

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,858,764 (2007)

·         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: 10 (National Assembly) (following 2007 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: 557,349 (est.)