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Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Senate

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theNational Assembly

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Parliament (Parlement)
Chamber name
Sénat (Senate)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1963 to 1964
from 1966 to 1992
from 1994 to 1997
from 2004
IPU Geopolitical Group/s IPU Geopolitical Groups: African Group, Arab Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Eurasia Group, Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), Twelve Plus Group.
African Group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
President of the Senate
Speaker
Alexis Thambwe Mwamba (Male)
Year of birth
1943
Term
27.07.2019
Additional information
Elected on 27 July 2019.
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Secretary General

Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
Secretary General
Secretary General
Gilbert Kikudi Kongolo Ndjibu (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
11 July 2017 -

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
109
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Principal mode of designation of members
Indirectly elected members Indirectly elected, for example by regional parliaments or an electoral college.
108
Other members For example, ex-officio members of parliament, such as Cabinet members, members of the royal family, Attorney General, Speaker if appointed from outside parliament.
1
Note on the statutory number of members
Indirectly elected by the Provincial Assemblies. Other: Former elected Presidents of the Republic are senators for life.
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Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
109
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
86
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
23
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
21.1% See historical data for this field.
Statutory number of members per country As defined in the constitution or other fundamental laws. Combines the number of parliamentarians in both chambers in bicameral parliaments.
609 See historical data for this field.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
76,197
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
125,118 See historical data for this field.

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature.

 

Average age of all members
Not available
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Victorine Lwese Bakuamoyo (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
82
Oldest member
Léon Mamboleo Mughuba (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups Reserved seats are a means to ensure the parliamentary representation of certain groups in society.
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.