PCT wins general election


The ruling Congolese Labour Party has won the general election following the second round of voting last Sunday.

In the first round the PCT took 57 seats and in the second round they took a further 32 seats, giving them an overall 89 seats in the 137 seat National Assembly. Along with their allies the PCT will have 117 seats in the new parliament.

The main opposition Pan-African Union for Social Democracy (UPADS) dropped from 11 seats in the previous parliament to seven seats this time.

No official figures have been released but turnout was recorded as being very low.

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