Senate

Sénat
Coat of arms of the Republic of the Congo.svg
Type
Type
Upper house of the Parliament
History
Founded1992; 30 years ago (1992)
Leadership
President
Pierre Ngolo, PCT
since 12 September 2017
Structure
Seats72 members
Republic of the Congo Senate 2017.svg
Political groups
Government (44)
  •   PCT (44)

Support (6)[1]

  •   MAR (2)
  •   RDPS (2)
  •   PULP (1)
  •   FP (1)

Opposition (2)

Others (20)

Length of term
5 years
Elections
First-past-the-post
Last election
31 August 2017
Next election
2023
Meeting place
Brazzaville
Website
senat.cg
Constitution
Constitution of the Republic of the Congo

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.[2] 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.[3][4]

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ https://africaelects.com/republic-of-the-congo/ Republic of the Congo - Africa Elects
  2. ^ Clark, John Frank; Decalo, Samuel (2012). Historical Dictionary of Republic of the Congo. ISBN 9780810849198.
  3. ^ "IPU PARLINE database: CONGO (Sénat), Last elections".
  4. ^ 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, Arrondissements, 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."