Democratic Republic of the Congo

National Assembly

Political system
Structure of parliament
IPU membership

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.


Election date(s)
20 Dec 2023
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature
No information available
Timing of election
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections
31 Dec 2028
Number of seats at stake
Scope of elections
Full renewal


About the election

President Felix Tshisekedi’s Sacred Union of the Nation coalition (USN, see note 1) and its allies won a total of 450 seats out of 477 confirmed seats (see note 2) in the 500-member National Assembly. Sixty-one women were elected. In the presidential elections held in parallel with the parliamentary polls, President Tshisekedi was re-elected with 73% of votes in the first round, defeating, among others, Mr. Moise Katumbi of Together for the Republic, which won 18 seats in the National Assembly.

The 2023 elections were held amid several conflicts involving the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and M23. The major electoral issues included inflation (brought on by global price increases due to the war in Ukraine) and unemployment. Over 80% of youth are unemployed, and young people account for 70% of the country’s 111 million-strong population. President Tshisekedi promised to create 6.4 million new jobs. Due to logistical problems, many polling stations opened late, and voting was extended into a second day. Several opposition candidates, including Mr. Katumbi, rejected the results.

Note 1:

The USN includes President Tshisekedi’s Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), which itself won 69 seats.

Note 2:

The 2023 elections were not held in part of Nord-Kivu, which has been affected by conflict linked to M23. Results from several constituencies were annulled because of allegations of fraud. There are also several electoral disputes pending. The Constitutional Court is due to announce final results in March 2024 after reviewing those disputes.

Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition

Parties or coalitions winning seats

Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political group Total
Union for Democracy and Social Progress/TSHISEKEDI (UDPS/TSHISEKEDI) 69
Action of Allies and Union for the Congolese Nation (A/A-UNC) 35
Alliance of Democratic Forces of Congo and Allies (AFDC-A) 35
Act and Build (AB) 26
Action of Allies/All for the Development of the Congo (2A/TDC) 21
Alliance of Stakeholders for the People (AAAP) 21
Alliance Bloc 50 (A/B50) 20
Congo Liberation Movement (MLC) 19
Together for the Republic (ENSEMBLE) 18
Alternative Action of Stakeholders for the Love of the Congo (4AC) 16
Alliance for the Advent of a Prosperous and Great Congo (AACPG) 16
Alliance 2024 (A24) 15
For Us to Build the Congo (ANB) 13
Action of Allies for the Convention (AA/C) 10
Coalition of Democrats (CODE) 9
Action of Allies of the Convention for the Republic and Democracy (AACRD) 9
Alliance of Progressive Congolese and Allies (ACP-A) 9
Action for National Unity (AUN) 8
Audible Actions for Good Governance (AABG) 8
Alliance for Democratic Alternance and Allies (AAD-A) 8
Action of Allies for the Rise of the Congo (AAeC) 7
Action of Allies for the Convention and Unified Lumumbist Party (AAC/PALU) 7
Alliance for the Triple A and Allies (A3A) 7
Alliance of Nationalists (AN) 7
Alliance for Values (AV) 7
Alliance of Solidarity Movements for Change (AMSC) 6
Alliance of Unified Tshisekedists and Allies (ATUA) 6
Forward-MS (AVANCONS-MS) 5
Another Vision of Congo and Allies (AVC-A) 5
Christian Alternative for the Congo (A1) 4
Political Forces Allied with UDPS (FPAU) 4
Alliance and Action for the Rule of Law (AE) 4
New Momentum (NOU.EL) 3
Alternative Vital Kamerhe 2018 (A/VK2018) 3
Alliance 2025 (A25) 3
Progressive Revolutionary Dynamic (DYPRO) 3
Union for Democracy and Social Progress/KIBASSA and Allies (UDPS/KIBASSA-A) 2
Alliance for the Reform of the Republic (A2R) 2
Alliance of Political Parties Allied to the Congo Liberation Movement (APA/MLC) 2
Action for the Federative Cause (APCF) 2
Alliance for Development Actions of the Congo and Allies (AADC-A) 1
Alliance for the Rise and Democracy of the Congo and Allies (AEDC-A) 1
Leadership and Governance for Development (LGD) 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
Number of women elected


- The preliminary results of the 2023 elections were published on 14 January 2024.
- When the newly elected National Assembly held its first session on 29 January 2024, there were 61 women out of 477 members, with 23 vacancies.
- On 13 March 2024, the Constitutional Court announced the final results, invalidating the election of 43 members, who were subsequently replaced.
- As at 9 April 2024, there were 62 women out of 477 members, with 23 vacancies.

Percentage of women elected
Women Directly Elected
Other notes on the elections

There are 23 vacancies.


National Assembly (26.01.2024, 12.04.2024)
Fiche Détermination Seuil de Représentativité - Députation Nationale - Résultats Provisoires
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New legislature

Total number of men after the election
Total number of women after the election
Percentage of women after the election
First-term parliamentarians
No information available
Percentage of first-term parliamentarians
No information available
Date of the first session
29 Jan 2024

First Speaker of the new legislature

Personal details for the first Speaker of the new legislature
Vital Kamerhe (Male)
Date of birth: 04 Mar 1959
Political party
Union for the Congolese Nation (UNC)
Date of election
22 May 2024

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
List of values for 2020-09
List of values for 2019-04
List of values for 2018-06