2016 Democratic Republic of the Congo gubernatorial elections

2016 Democratic Republic of the Congo gubernatorial elections

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20 Provincial Governors from 26
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Party People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy Independent
Seats won 15 5
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Gubernatorial elections took place in 20 out of the 21 new provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 26 March 2016 (in Sud-Ubangi the election did not occur until April 1, while in Nord-Ubangi a second round had to be held as no candidate received the majority).[1] The elections were the first to take place since the Congolese government has fragmented the former 11 provinces into 26 as mandated by the DRC constitution,[2] though by the time elections occurred only 21 provinces had completed the reform process.[3] In most of the provinces, the elected governors are members or affiliates of the Alliance of the Presidential Majority.[1]

Initially, the Constitutional Court ruled that President Joseph Kabila could appointed interim governors. They went on to organize elections in their regions. The Congolese opposition largely boycotted the elections or were excluded from them.[4]

Governors are elected by provincial assemblies.[1]

Results by province [ edit ]

List of the governors-elect by province.[5][6][7]

Province Governor-elect Party
Bas-Uele Borrey Armand Kasubu Mbaya Independent
Equateur Tony Cassius Bolamba Independent
Haut-Katanga Jean-Claude Kazembe Musonda Majority
Haut-Lomami Célestin Mbuyu Kabango Majority
Haut-Uele Jean-Pierre Lola Kisanga Independent
Ituri Mbaka Jefferson Abdallah Pene Majority
Kasaï Marc Manyanga Ndambo Majority
Kasaï-Central Alex Kande Mupompa Independent
Kasaï-Oriental Alphonse Ngoy Kasanji Majority
Kwango Kabula Mavula Larousse Majority
Kwilu Lumuna Godel Kinyoka Kaba Majority
Lomami Muteba Patrice Kamanda Tshibangu Majority
Lualaba Richard Muyez Majority
Mai-Ndombe Gentiny Ngobila Mbaka Majority
Mongala Bolea Bienvenu Essimba Baluwa Independent
Nord-Ubangi Marie-Thérèse Gerengbo Majority
Sankuru Lukata Ulungu Ekunda Majority
Tanganyika Richard Ngoy Kitangala Majority
Tshopo Jean Ilongo Tokole Majority
Tshuapa Cypien Lomboto Lombonge Majority

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b c Election des gouverneurs: les résultats définitifs attendus le 18 avril(in French). Radio Okapi. Published 27 March 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  2. ^ Grossman, Guy; Lewis, Janet (4 June 2015). The Democratic Republic of Congo might break up its provinces. Then what?. The Washington Post. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  3. ^ Vogel, Christoph (8 April 2016). Congolese mathematics: Kabila, elections, and the slide rule of dialogue and duress Archived 2018-03-06 at the Wayback Machine. Mail and Guardian. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  4. ^ The DRC’s Oversight Institutions: How Independent?. Africa Center for Strategic Studies. Published 5 October 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  5. ^ RDC: liste de nouveaux gouverneurs de province élus(in French). Radio Okapi. Published 26 March 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  6. ^ RDC – Election des gouverneurs : Voici tous les résultats !(in French). Published 26 March 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  7. ^ Nord-Ubangi : Marie-Thérèse Gerengbo élue gouverneur(in French). Radio Okapi. Published 30 March 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
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