Democratic Republic of the Congo General Election 2018 Live Updates

Last Modified: September 14, 2018 at 12:03 pm

Democratic Republic of the Congo General Election 2018 Live Updates

Democratic Republic of the Congo General Election Dates 2018

Democratic Republic of the Congo General Election Date:  2018

General elections are scheduled to be held in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 23 December 2018, to determine a successor to incumbent President Joseph Kabila.They were originally scheduled for 27 November 2016, but were delayed with a broken promise to hold them by the end of 2017. According to the constitution, the second and final term of President Kabila expired on 20 December 2016.

Incumbent President Kabila is constitutionally unable to participate and a cabinet minister has said he will not run. He and his party, the People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy, support the candidacy of Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, the former Interior Minister.

Democratic Republic of the Congo General Election 2018 Live Updates

Democratic Republic of the Congo General Election parliamentary Election Voting Live 2018 

1. Respect election rules or risk chaos: opposition leaders tell Kabila

2. DRC Bishops visit Zambian President on a peace mission

3. DR Congo bans former vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba from presidential elections

Electoral system of Democratic Republic of the Congo 

According to Article 71 of the DRC Constitution, the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is elected by plurality vote in one round. Article 72 specifies that the requirements to stand as a candidate for the presidency are being a Congolese citizen and at least thirty years old.

Article 101 of the Constitution provides the basis for electing a National Assembly. 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.

Democratic Republic of the Congo General Parties and leaders



Democratic Republic of the Congo General past Election results 

Candidate Party Votes %
Joseph Kabila Independent 8,880,944 48.95%
Étienne Tshisekedi Union for Democracy and Social Progress 5,864,775 32.33%
Vital Kamerhe Union for the Congolese Nation 1,403,372 7.74%
Léon Kengo Union of Forces of Change 898,362 4.95%
Antipas Mbusa Independent 311,787 1.72%
Nzanga Mobutu Union of Mobutuist Democrats 285,273 1.57%
Jean Andeka Alliance of Congolese Nationalist Believers 128.820 0.71%
Adam Bombolé Independent 126,623 0.70%
François Nicéphore Kakese Union for the Revival and the Development of Congo 92,737 0.51%
Josué Alex Mukendi Independent 78,151 0.43%
Oscar Kashala Union for the Rebuilding of Congo 72,260 0.40%
Total (turnout 58.81%) 18,911,572 100.00%



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