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Congo

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Senate

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Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
31.08.2017
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.08.2023
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
66
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
No

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
Indirect elections to the Senate were held for 66 of the 72 seats in the Senate. Elections to six seats in the Pool Department were not held due to security reasons. In accordance with the ministerial decision of July 2017, the parliamentary mandate of five outgoing senators representing the Pool Department has been extended until new elections are held. The seat of one woman Senator of the Congolese Workers Party (PCT) who was elected from the Pool Department and who passed away in 2016, remains vacant until the new elections. Senators serve a six-year term. Up to the 2014 elections, half the Senate was renewed every three years. Starting with the 2017 renewal (held in keeping with the 2015 Constitution) the Senate is fully renewed every six years.
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
57
Number of women elected
14
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
21.21%
Sources
Senate (14.09.2017, 19.09.2017)
Women Indirectly Elected
14

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
57
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
14
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Pierre Ngolo (Male)
Date of election
12.09.2017