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Democratic Republic of the Congo

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National Assembly

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Jeannine Mabunda Lioko (Female)
Additional information
Elected on 24 April 2019.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary general
Jean Nguvulu Khoji (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 8 May 2015.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
450
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
50
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
10% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Aminata Namasiya Bazego (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
81
Oldest member
Gabriel Kyungu Wa Kumwanza (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
367
Total per sex
Total of male
447
Total of female
53
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
49
41-45
84
46-50
106
51-60
182
61-70
61
71-80
18
81-90
0
91 and over
0
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 0 49 84 106 182 61 18 0 0
Total <= 45: 133 Total >= 46: 367
Male 0 0 43 73 91 165 58 17 0 0 447
Female 0 0 6 11 15 17 3 1 0 0 53
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger9.8%8.6%1.2%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger26.6%23.2%3.4%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
450
Number of women elected
50
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.
10%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
50

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.
450
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.
50
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1960
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1967
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
The ordonnance-loi (Decree-law) regarding Referendum Act N°67-223 of 3 May 1967 recognized the right of all Congolese, irrespective of sex, to participate in the Constitutional referendum. The law on legislative and presidential elections of 17 April 1970 supported suffrage as granted in the Constitution and formally gave both men and women the right to vote.
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1970
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
The law on legislative and presidential elections of 17 April 1970 supported suffrage as granted in the Constitution of 1967 and formally gave both men and women the right to stand for election.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1970