National Assembly (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

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National Assembly
Assemblée nationale
Type
Type
Structure
DRC legislative elections 2011.svg
Political groups



  Social Movement for Renewal (MSR): 27 seats


  Unified Lumumbist Party (PALU): 19 seats

  Union for the Congolese Nation (UNC): 17 seats

  Alliance for Renewal in Congo (ARC): 16 seats





  Christian Democratic Party (PDC): 7 seats

  Forces for Renewal: 6 seats



  Other parties: 172 seats

  Independents: 16 seats
Elections
Last election
28 November 2011
Meeting place
Assemblée nationale
Palais du Peuple
Kinshasa
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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 in Kinshasa.

Electoral System

The National Assembly is elected every 5 years by universal suffrage. There are 500 seats, 61 members are elected in single member constituencies while the remaining 439 members are elected in multi member constituencies by open list.

Numbers of deputies for each ville, commune (Kinshasa) and territory

Parentheses contain the number of deputies elected from each subdivision

Bandundu

Bas-Congo

Équateur

Kasaï-Occidental

Kasaï-Oriental

Katanga

Kinshasa

Maniema

Nord-Kivu

Orientale

Sud-Kivu

Transitional Assembly

Prior to the 2006 election, the National Assembly was an appointed body consisting of representatives of the difference parties to the peace agreement that ended the Second Congo War.

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. 

Coordinates: 4°19′56″S 15°18′11″E / 4.3322°S 15.3031°E / -4.3322; 15.3031

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