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Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Senate

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theNational Assembly

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.
15.03.2019
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Delayed elections
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.03.2024
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.
108
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

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
86
Number of women elected
23
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.
21.3%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
There were 18 women out of 100 senators elected in March 2019. After 8 additional senators were elected on 19 May, the number of women rose to 23. In addition, the former elected President of the Republic, Mr. Joseph Kabila, is senator for life. Thus, as at 21 June 2019, out of 109 senators—which is the full number of elected senators—23 were women.
Sources
Senate (21.03.2019, 27.03.2019, 21.06.2019)
Women Indirectly Elected
23

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.
86
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.
23
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
05.04.2019
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.
Alexis Thambwe Mwamba (Male)
Political party
Joint Front for Congo (FCC)
Date of election
27.07.2019