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Congo (Brazzaville)

Republic of the Congo

5,657,597 13

Population (as of July 30, 2021)

Elections in our database

2,645,283 71.67%

Registered Voters (as of July 30, 2021)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Congolese Senate Sénat Upper House
Congolese National Assembly Assemblée Nationale Lower House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Denis SASSOU-NGUESSO
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Clement MOUAMBA*
  • Assembly: Congo (Brazzaville) has a bicameral Parliament (Parlement) consisting of the Senate (Sénat) with 72 seats** and the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 151 seats.

*A constitutional referendum in 2015 changed the head of government from the president to the prime minister.

** Expanded from 66 members to account for the creation of Pointe-Noire Region

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 7-year term.
  • In the Senate (Sénat) 72 members are indirectly elected by regional governing councils to serve 6-year terms*. In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) 151 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.

* 71 members are elected by indirect vote by district, local, and regional councils to serve 6-year terms. One-half of the Senate is renewed every 3 years.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Referendum 2002-01-20 1,318,238 1,701,415 77.48%
Congolese Senate 2002-03-10 - 1,733,943 -
President 2002-03-10 1,295,319 1,733,943 74.7%
Congolese National Assembly 2002-03-10 1,202,611 1,733,943 69.36%
Congolese National Assembly 2002-06-24 1,202,611 1,733,943 69.36%
Congolese National Assembly 2007-06-24 - 1,733,943 -
President 2009-07-12 1,380,651 2,070,802 66.67%
Congolese National Assembly 2012-07-15 - 1,733,943 -
Congolese National Assembly 2012-07-29 - 2,000,000 -
Referendum 2015-10-25 1,339,926 1,849,546 72.45%
President 2016-03-20 1,465,863 - -
Congolese National Assembly 2017-07-16 986,390 2,221,596 -
President 2021-03-21 1,776,786 2,645,283 -

Voter Turnout