BRAZZAVILLE – The party of Congo-Brazzaville President Denis Sassou Nguesso won 111 seats out of 151 members of the National Assembly after two rounds of general elections, according to official results announced on Tuesday.
The elections were marked by low turnout, observers said, and authorities did not give a definitive abstention rate.
After the second round, Nguesso’s Labor Party (PCT) added nine seats to the 102 seats it won in the first round, according to results read out by Electoral Minister Guy-Georges Mbaka on state television.
Former Congolese opposition leader Claudine Munari beat the Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises Jacqueline Lydia Mikolo.
The Union of Humanist Democrats led by late opposition leader Guy-Brice Kolelas won seven seats in the National Assembly, as did the Pan-African Union for Social Democracy, which was the main opposition party.
“Peace, serenity and national cohesion have been preserved,” Mbaka said.
The Congolese National Assembly will take shape in the coming days as government sources say a government reshuffle is under consideration.
- Editor / additional information by AFP