The PCT is doing better than in 2017. The Congolese Labor Party of President Denis Sassou Nguesso (DSN) won the majority of the 151 seats in Parliament, after the legislative elections of July 10 in Congo, according to the provisional official results consulted. Saturday and contested by the opposition.
The PCT, which already had 101 seats in the outgoing assembly, won 103 seats, the minister said on 15 July. of Territorial Administration, Guy-Georges Mbaka, on public television. He did not specify the turnout, which was very low according to observers and journalists, particularly in Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire, the country’s two main cities.
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Only 10 seats for the opposition
The ruling party still has a few candidates on the ballot for the second round scheduled for July 24. There are still 27 seats to be filled. Its majority allies, including the Rally for Democracy and Social Progress (RDPS), the Movement for Action and Renewal (MAR) and the Club 2002-PUR (Party for Unity and the Republic) have won 13 seats. “The PCT has won again because it is a unifying party that has no ethnic problems,” said Serge Ikiemi, one of its elected representatives.
And argument defeated by the independent Vivien Manangou who lost to the PCT in Pointe-Noire. “These results did not come out of the ballot box at all. It is the sum of the mathematics and arithmetic of the local commissions”, he denounced.
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The Pan-African Union for Social Democracy (Upads, the first opposition party) is doing well with four deputies, including its main leader Pascal Tsaty Mabiala. The Union of Humanist Democrats (UDH-Yuki) of the late opponent Guy-Brice Parfait Kolélas has only two elected members. While the “La Chaîne” party of Joseph Kignoumbi Kia Mboungou, which also claims opposition, won only one seat.
The civil society coalition “Turn the page” (TLP) claims to have observed “cheating, fraud and open-air scenes of corruption”, calling on the authorities to organize general assemblies of the democracy.