ElectionGudie

March 10, 2002 Held

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

Republic of the Congo

Election for Sénat (Congolese Senate)

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At stake in this election:

  • 66 seats in the Senate

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: United Democratic Forces (FDU)
    • Leader: Denis SASSOU-NGUESSO
    • Seats won in last Senate election: N/A
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A
  • Party: Congolese Movement for Democracy and Integral Development (MCDDI)
    • Leader: Bernard KOLELAS
    • Seats won in last Senate election: N/A
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A
  • Party: Pan-African Union for Social Democracy (UPADS)
    • Leader: Pascal LISSOUBA
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 0
  • Party: National Convention for the Republic and Solidarity (CNRS)
    • Leader: Martin MBERI
    • Seats won in last Senate election: N/A
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A
  • Party: Alliance for Democracy and Progress (UDR)
    • Leader: Andre MILONGO
    • Seats won in last Senate election: N/A
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A
  • Party: Republican and Liberal Party (PRL)
    • Leader: Bonaventure MIZIDY
    • Seats won in last Senate election: N/A
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A
  • Party: Congolese Union of Republicans
    • Leader: Come MANKASSE
    • Seats won in last Senate election: N/A
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A

Main parties in the First Round of the electoral race:

  • Party: United Democratic Forces (FDU)
    • Leader: Denis SASSOU-NGUESSO
    • Seats won in last Senate election: N/A
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A
  • Party: Congolese Movement for Democracy and Integral Development (MCDDI)
    • Leader: Bernard KOLELAS
    • Seats won in last Senate election: N/A
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A
  • Party: Pan-African Union for Social Democracy (UPADS)
    • Leader: Pascal LISSOUBA
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 0
  • Party: National Convention for the Republic and Solidarity (CNRS)
    • Leader: Martin MBERI
    • Seats won in last Senate election: N/A
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A
  • Party: Alliance for Democracy and Progress (UDR)
    • Leader: Andre MILONGO
    • Seats won in last Senate election: N/A
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A
  • Party: Republican and Liberal Party (PRL)
    • Leader: Bonaventure MIZIDY
    • Seats won in last Senate election: N/A
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A
  • Party: Congolese Union of Republicans
    • Leader: Come MANKASSE
    • Seats won in last Senate election: N/A

Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A

Last Legislative election:

  • On January 5 and 14, 1999 the National Transitional Council was appointed.

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.)