March 10, 2002 Held

Congo (Brazzaville)

Republic of the Congo

Election for Congo RC Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:1,295,319
Valid Votes:1,202,611
Invalid Votes:92,708

Vote Share by Candidate:

Denis SASSOU-NGUESSO1,075,247


Kignomba Kia MBOUGOU33,154


Angèle BANDOU27,849


Jean Félix Demba TELO20,252


Luc Adamo MATETA19,074


Come MANKASSE15,054


Bonaventure MIZIDY11,981

Election Results Modified: Jun 21, 2024

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Congo (Brazzaville)

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 absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 7-year term.
  • In the Senate 66 members are indirectly elected by regional governing councils*. In the National Assembly 137 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

    • Party: United Democratic Forces (FDU)
  • Kignomba Kia MBOUGOU
    • Party: Pan-African Union for Social Democracy (UPADS)
  • Angèle BANDOU
    • Party: Party of the Poor
  • Jean Félix Demba TELO
    • Party: Independent
  • Luc Adamo MATETA
    • Party: Convention for Democracy and the Republic
    • Party: Congolese Union of Republicans (UCR)
  • Bonaventure MIZIDY
    • Party: Republican and Liberal Party (PRL)

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential Elections were last held on August 16, 1992. Pascal LISSOUBA received 61.3% of the vote

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.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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