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Democratic Republic of the Congo

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National Assembly

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

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.
30.12.2018 to 31.03.2019
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.
31.12.2023
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.
500
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

Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
10%
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (PPRD) 50
Alliance of the Democratic Forces of Congo and Allies (AFDC-A) 41
Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS-TSHISEKEDI) 32
Alternative Action for Well-being and Change (AAB) 30
People's Party for Peace and Democracy (PPPD) 25
Social Movement (MS) 24
Alliance of Actors for Good Governance of Congo (AABC) 23
Alliance for the Future (AA/a) 22
Movement for the Liberation of Congo (MLC) 22
Alliance of Democrats for Renewal and Progress (ADRP) 22
Alliance of Movements of Kongo (AMK) 22
Unified Lumumbist Party (PALU) and allies 17
Union for the Congolese Nation (UNC) 16
Future of Congo (ACO) 12
Alliance of Construction for an Emergent Congo (ABCE) 11
Rally for the Reconstruction of Congo (RRC) 11
Action of allies to improve living conditions for the Congolese (AAAC) 10
Group of 7 (G7) 11
Christian Democratic Party (PDC) 10
Alliance for the overall transformation of Congo (ATIC) 10
Alliance 8
Stand Up Congo (CODE) 8
Progressists' convention for the Republic (CPR) 8
Dynamics of the Congolese Political Opposition (DO) 8
Alliance for Democratic Alternative (AAD) 10
Movement for the Integrity of the People (MIP) 7
Alliance in the Unity (ADU) 6
Alternative for the Republic (AR) 9
Rainbow of Congo (ACC) 5
Group 18 (G18) 4
Avançons 1
Party for the People's Revolution (PRP) 1
United for the Republic (UREP) 1
Alliance of Progressives for Congo (APCO) 3
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%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
- At the moment of the first session, held on 28 January 2019, the National Assembly comprised 485 members, including 50 women. - Deferred elections for the remaining 15 seats were held on 31 March 2019. No women were elected. - As at 18 April 2019, there were 50 women out of the full 500 members. - The distribution of seats above includes the results of the deferred elections.
Sources
National Assembly (29.01.2019, 15.03.2019, 18.04.2019)
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
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.
28.01.2019
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.
Jeannine Mabunda Lioko (Female)
Political party
People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (PPRD)
Date of election
24.04.2019