July 10, 2022 Held

Congo (Brazzaville)

Republic of the Congo

Election for Assemblée Nationale (Congo RC National Assembly)

General Information

At Stake in this Election:         

  • 135 seats in the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale

Government Structure:  

  • Chief of State: President Denis SASSOU-NGUESSO  

  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Anatole COLLINET MAKOSSO 

  • Assembly:  Bicameral Parliament (Parlement) consisting of the Senate (Senat) with 72 seats and the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 139 seats 

Electoral System:  

  • The President is directly elected by absolute majority popular vote, in 2 rounds if needed, for a 5-year term. 

  • Members of the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) are directly elected in single-seat constituencies by an absolute majority popular vote, in two rounds if necessary. Members serve 5-year terms. 

  • Members of the Senate (Senat) are indirectly elected for a six-year term by district, local and regional councils. 

Main Candidates in this Election:   

  • Congolese Party of Labor / Parti Congolais du Travail 

    • Leader: Denis SASSOU NGUESSO 

    • Seats won in last election: 90 

  • Pan-African Union for Social Democracy / Union Panafricaine Pour la Démocratie Sociale 

    • Leader: Pascal TSATY MABIALA 

    • Seats won in last election: 8 

Population and Registered Voters:  

  • Population: 5,546,307 (2022 est.)1

  • Registered Voters: 2,221,596 (2017)2 

Gender Data:  

  • Female Population: 2,639,734 (2022 est.)3  

  • Is Congo-Brazzaville a signatory to CEDAW: Yes, 29 Jul 1980

  • Has Congo-Brazzaville ratified CEDAW: Yes, 26 Jul 1982

  • Gender Quota: Both the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) and the Senate (Senat) must have at least 15% female legislator candidates.6

  • Number of Female Legislators: 17 out of 151 (11.3%) in the National Assembly7 

  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 149 at 0.574

  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium9 

Disability Data:  

  • Is Congo-Brazzaville a signatory to CRPD: Yes, 30 Mar 200710 

  • Has Congo-Brazzaville ratified CRPD: Yes, 02 Sep 201411 

  • Population with a disability: 713,265 (2022 est.)12


1.  https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/congo-republic-of-the/

2.  http://www.electionguide.org/elections/id/3035/

3. https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/congo-republic-of-the/

4. https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?Treaty=CEDAW&Lang=en 

5.  https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?Treaty=CEDAW&Lang=en 

6.  https://www.idea.int/data-tools/data/gender-quotas/country-view/133/35

7. https://data.ipu.org/content/congo?chamber_id=13369

8. https://hdr.undp.org/data-center/country-insights#/ranks

9.  https://www.genderindex.org/country/congo-rep-2014-results/

10. https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?Treaty=CEDAW&Lang=en 

11. https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?Treaty=CEDAW&Lang=en 

12. http://electionaccess.org/en/resources/countries/?q=congo#tab

Election Modified: Aug 11, 2023

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