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Congo (Democratic Republic)

Siegmar Schmidt and Daniel Stroux

in Elections in Africa

Published in print July 1999 | ISBN: 9780198296454
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600036 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198296452.003.0014
  Congo (Democratic Republic)

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This chapter on elections and electoral systems in Congo (Democratic Republic) follows the same format as all the other country chapters in the book. The first section is introductory and contains a historical overview, discussion of the evolution of electoral provisions, an account of the current electoral provisions (suspended), and a comment on the electoral statistics. The second section consists of ten tables. These are: 2.1 Dates of National Elections, Referendums, and Coups d’Etat; 2.2 Electoral Body 1960–1987 (data on population size, registered voters, and votes cast); 2.3 Abbreviations (abbreviations and full names of political parties and alliances used in tables 2.6, 2.7, and 2.9); 2.4 Electoral Participation of Parties and Alliances 1960–1987 (participation of political parties and alliances in chronological order and including the years and number of contested elections); 2.5 Referendums 1964–1967 (details of registered voters and votes cast); 2.6 Elections for Constitutional Assembly (none held); 2.7 Parliamentary Elections 1960–1977 (details of registered voters and votes cast); 2.8 Composition of Parliament 1960–1987; 2.9 Presidential Elections 1970–1984 (details of registered voters and votes cast); and 2.10 List of Power Holders 1960–1997.

Keywords: alliances; Congo (Democratic Republic); coups d’état; elections; electoral body; electoral participation; electoral provisions; electoral statistics; electoral systems; history; national elections; parliamentary composition; parliamentary elections; political parties; power holders; presidential elections; referendums; registered voters; votes cast

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Subjects: Politics

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