About political parties in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Few political parties in the DRC are formed around political or policy positions. Most parties are personality led and will often operate at a very local level in order to […] more ->

Coalition of Congolese Democrats (Coalition des Démocrates Congolais)

The Coalition of Congolese Democrats or CODECO won ten of the 500 National Assembly seats in the 2006 election. In the 2007 election they won one of the 108 seats […] more ->

Congolese Rally for Democracy (Rassemblement Congolais pour la Démocratie.)

The Congolese Rally for Democracy or RCD started life as a rebel force backed by the Rwandan government. The party split into two factions in 1999, the RCD-Kisangani led by […] more ->

Forces for Renewal  (Forces du Renouveau)

Forces for Renewal is a party which was formed by a breakaway faction of the rebel Congolese Rally for Democracy – Goma (RCD – Goma) which was backed by Rwanda. […] more ->

Movement for the Liberation of the Congo (Mouvement pour la Liberation du Congo)

The Movement for the Liberation of Congo started out as a rebel group led by Jean-Pierre Bemba but was involved in the ceasefire of 2003 and took part in the […] more ->

People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (Parti du Peuple pour la Reconstruction et la Démocratie)

The People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy or PPRD was founded by Joseph Kabila on 2nd April 2002 with which to support his presidential ambitions. It describes itself as a […] more ->

Social Movement for Renewal  (Mouvement Social pour le Renouveau)

The Social Movement for Renewal or MSR was founded in March 2006 by Pierre Lumbi. It describes itself as centre-left. In the 2006 election it took 27 of the 500 […] more ->

Unified Lumumbist Party  (Parti Lumumbiste Unifié)

The Unified Lumumbist Party or PALU was founded in August 1964 and is inspired by the policies of the country’s first prime minister, Patrice Lumumba. The party describes itself as […] more ->

Minor Parties

The following are minor parties with representation in the parliament: • People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (Parti du Peuple pour la Reconstruction et le Démocratie) • Movement for the […] more ->