The Senate (Sénat) is the upper house of the bicameral Parliament of the Republic of Congo (Parlement). It has 72 members (six for each of the 12 regions), elected for a six-year term by district, local and regional councils.

The Senate was established in 1992.[1] Prior to the 2008 Senate election, it had 66 members; it was expanded to 72 members at that time to account for the creation of Pointe-Noire Region.

Senators serve terms of six years each.[2][3]

See also


  1. ^ Clark, John Frank; Decalo, Samuel (2012). Historical Dictionary of Republic of the Congo. ISBN 9780810849198.
  2. ^ "IPU PARLINE database: CONGO (Sénat), Last elections".
  3. ^ Constitution of the Republic of the Congo, Article 93, paragraph (4): "Senators shall be elected by indirect universal suffrage by the Councils and Districts, Regions, Arrondisements, and Communes. No one shall be elected Senator if he has not attained the age of 50 years or if he is not a native born Congolese citizen."