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Democratic Republic of Congo National Assembly Presidential election schedule Date 2016
The electoral commission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has said it wants to push back national elections to late 2018. The announcement comes as tensions rise over the future of the country's presidency.
The commission chief, Corneille Nangaa, said that voter registration lists won't be ready until July 2017 and that the government will then need an additional 504 days to organize the vote, effectively pushing the election back to late 2018.
Earlier the General elections were scheduled to be held in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 27 November 2016. Many candidates including Étienne Tshisekedi, Freddy Mantungulu, Monique Mukuna Mutombo, and Emmanuel Weyi have announced their intention to run, but the election was postponed until early 2018.
According to the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the second and final term of President Kabila will expire on 20 December.
The National Assembly (French: Assemblée Nationale) is the lower house of the bicameral Parliament of the Republic of the Congo. It has 153 members, elected for a five-year term in single-seat constituencies.
Population (as of May 19, 2015): 77,433,744
About Electoral system of Republic of the Congo
The President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is elected by plurality vote in one round.
The 500 members of the National Assembly are elected by two methods; 60 are elected from single-member constituencies using first-past-the-post voting, and 440 are elected from 109 multi-member constituencies by open list proportional representation, with seats allocated using the largest remainder method.
Description of government structure of Democratic Republic of the Congo :
- Chief of State: President Joseph KABILA
- Head of Government: Prime Minister Augustin MATATA PONYO Mapon
- Assembly: Democratic Republic of the Congo has a bicameral Parliament (Parlement) consisting of the Senate (Sénat) with 108 seats and the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 500 seats.
Source: wikipedia & electionguide.org