PCT top the vote again


The party of President Denis Sassou Nguesso, the Congolese Labour Party have once more topped the poll in last weekend’s general election.

Results announced yesterday by the Ministry of the Interior give the PCT 57 of the 69 seats announced in the first round of voting. The remaining 66 seats in the 135 seat National Assembly will be decided in a second round of voting on 5th August.

The Pan African Union for Social Democracy (UPADS) was the only opposition party to win a seat in the first round; the remaining seats went to smaller pro-government parties.

No official turnout was given, but one NGO said that the turnout was as low as 15% according to a report by AFP.

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