July 12, 2009 Held

Congo (Brazzaville)

Republic of the Congo

Election for Congo RC Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:1,380,651
Valid Votes:1,342,242
Invalid Votes:38,409

Vote Share by Candidate:

Denis SASSOU-NGUESSO1,055,117


Joseph Kignoumbi Kia MBOUNGOU100,181


Nicephore Fylla DE SAINT-EUDES93,749


Other Candidates62,334


Mathias DZON30,871

Election Results Modified: Jul 27, 2009

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: Prime Minister Isidore MVOUBA
  • Assembly: Congo (Brazzaville) has a bicameral Parliament (Parlement) consisting of the Senate (Sénat) with 72 seats and the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) 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 (Sénat) 72 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.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

    • Party: United Democratic Forces (FDU)
  • Joseph Kignoumbi Kia MBOUNGOU
    • Independent(s): Independent
  • Nicephore Fylla DE SAINT-EUDES
    • Party: Liberal Republican Party
  • Mathias DZON
    • Party: Patriotic Union for National Renewal / (UPRN)
  • Other Candidates
    • Independent(s): N/A

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,950,786 (2009)
  • Registered Voters: 2,070,802 (July 2009 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,975,681 (2009)

·         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: 592,617 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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