National Assembly (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

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National Assembly

Assemblée nationale
3rd Legislature of the Third Republic of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Type
Type
DR Congo National Assembly 2018.svg
Political groups
(UDPS): 32 seats
  Social Movement (MS): 23 seats
  Unified Lumumbist Party (PALU): 17 seats
  Union for the Congolese Nation (UNC): 14 seats
  Alliance for Renewal in Congo (ARC): 21 seats
  Future of Congo (ACO): 12 seats
  Alliance of Movements of Kongo (AMK): 20 seats
  Other parties: 35 seats
  Undecided: 23 seats
Length of term
5 years
Elections
Last election
Palais du peuple de la RDC.jpg
Palais du Peuple
Lingwala/Kinshasa
Website
Official website

The National Assembly is the lower house and main legislative political body of the Parliament of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was established by the 2006 constitution.[1]

It is located at the People's Palace (French: Palais du Peuple) in Kinshasa.

The most recent National Assembly was sworn in on January 28, 2019.[2][3][4]

Electoral system

The National Assembly is elected every five years by universal suffrage. For the 2018 elections the 500 seats of the assembly were apportioned among 181 electoral districts based on voter registration numbers.[5] This resulted in 62 members elected in single member constituencies by first-past-the-post and the remaining 438 members elected in multi-member constituencies by open list.[6]

Presidents of the National Assembly

Number of deputies for each constituency by province

The number of deputies elected from each subdivision in parenthesis.[7]

Bas-Uele (7)

Équateur (12)

Haut-Katanga (30)

Haut-Lomami (16)

Haut-Uele (11)

Ituri (28)

Kasaï (19)

Kasaï Central (19)

Kasaï-Oriental (14)

Kinshasa (55)

Kongo Central (24)

Kwango (12)

Kwilu (29)

Lomami (15)

Lualaba (13)

Mai-Ndombe (12)

Maniema (13)

Mongala (12)

Nord-Kivu (48)

Nord-Ubangi (8)

Sankuru (14)

Sud-Kivu (32)

Sud-Ubangi (16)

Tanganyika (15)

Tshopo (16)

Tshuapa (10)

See also

References

  1. ^ United Nations Web Services Section (2007-01-27). "Address to the National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Kinshasa on 27 January". Un.org. Retrieved 2016-08-20.
  2. ^ "After Election Upheaval, DRC Inaugurates New Parliament". Voice of America.
  3. ^ "After election upheaval, DR Congo inaugurates new parliament". Daily Monitor. 30 September 2020.
  4. ^ "After election upheaval, DR Congo inaugurates new Parliament". ewn.co.za.
  5. ^ "Annexes a la loi portant adoption de la repartition des sieges par circonscription electorale pour les elections legislatives" (PDF). www.ceni.cd (in French). CENI. p. 3. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  6. ^ "DEC. 30, 2018 DR Congo election for Assemblée Nationale". ElectionGuide. IFES. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Annexes a la loi portant adoption de la repartition des sieges par circonscription electorale pour les elections legislatives" (PDF). www.ceni.cd (in French). CENI. pp. 8–13. Retrieved 10 May 2019.

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