Congo

Senate

Political system
Presidential-Parliamentary
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Parlement (Parliament)
Chamber name
Sénat (Senate)
Structure & status of parliament
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
6

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1981
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
African Group

Speaker

Official title
President of the Senate
Speaker
Pierre Ngolo (Male)
Date of birth: 1954
Term
12 Sep 2017
Additional information

Elected on 12 Sep. 2017, re-elected on 16 Sep. 2023.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Joseph Ibara (Male)
Term
No information available

Members

Statutory number of members
72

Notes: Indirectly elected by the Councils and Districts, régions, arrondisements and communes (administrative divisions varying in size and importance).

Principal mode of designation of members
Indirectly elected
Indirectly elected members
72
Current number of members
72
Men
49
Women
23
Percentage of women
31.9%
Statutory number of members per country 
223
Population (in thousands)
5,836
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
26,170

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
No information available
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
Male No information available
Female
Total <= 45: - Total >= 46: -
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
- - -
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
- - -
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
- - -

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
Yes

Notes: The list of candidates for elections to the National Assembly and the Senate, submitted by political parties or groups, must take into account the representation of women so that women make up at least 30% of the candidates.

Sources: The Electoral Law (Loi électorale) as amended by Act No. 40-2014 of 1 September 2014. The Act was enacted by the President of the Republic on 1 September 2014, and published in the official journal (Journal Officiel de la Republique du Congo) on 4 September 2014.

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
No information available
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No