ElectionGudie

July 29, 2012 Confirmed

2,000,000
Registered to Vote
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Republic of the Congo

Election for Sénat (Senate)

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At stake in this election:

  • 135 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.

* The president is both the chief of state and head of government.
The President is elected by absolute majority vote to serve a 7-year term, renewable once.

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 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.

Main parties in the Second Round of the electoral race:

  • Party: Congolese Labor Party / (PCT)
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in last National Assembly election: 46
  • Party: Congolese Movement for Democracy and Integral Development / (MCDDI)
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in last National Assembly election: 11
  • Party: Rally for Democracy and Social Progress / (RDPS)
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in last National Assembly election: 2
  • Party: Movement for Active Renewal / (MAR)
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in last National Assembly election: 5
  • Party: Citizens' Rally / (RC)
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in last National Assembly election: 1
  • Party: Movement for Unity, Solidarity, and Labor / (MUST)
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A
  • Party: Patriotic Union for Democracy and Progress / (UPDP)
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in last National Assembly election: 2
  • Party: Club 2002 - Party for Unity and the Republic / (Club 2002 - PUR)
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in last National Assembly election: 3
  • Party: Perspectives and Realities Club / (CPR)
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A
  • Party: Republican and Liberal Party / (PRL)
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A
  • Party: Union of Democratic Forces / (UFD)
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in last National Assembly election: 1
  • Party: Union for the Republic / (UR)
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in last National Assembly election: 2
  • Party: Pan-African Union for Social Democracy / (UPADS)
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in last National Assembly election: 11
  • Independent(s): Other
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in last National Assembly election: 37

Main parties in the First Round of the electoral race:

  • Party: Congolese Workers Party (PCT) / Parti congolais du travail
    Leader: Denis SASSOU-NGUESSO
    Seats won in last National Assembly election: 53
  • Party: Congolese Movement for Democracy and Integral Development (MCDDI) / Mouvement congolais pour la dÈmocratie et le dÈveloppement intÈgral
    Leader: Bernard KOLELAS
    Seats won in last National Assembly election: 11
  • Party: Union for Democracy and Republic (UDR-Mwinda) / Union pour la democratie et la Republique-Mwinda
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in last National Assembly election: 6
  • Party: Pan-African Union for Social Democracy (UPADS) / Union panafricaine pour la democratie sociale
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in last National Assembly election: 8

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,800,610 (July 2007 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 1,733,943 ( 2002 )