2007 Democratic Republic of the Congo Senate election

Elections to the Senate of the Democratic Republic of the Congo were held on 19 January 2007, though they had originally been scheduled for 16 January.[1] The members of the Senate were chosen through indirect election by the members of the provincial assemblies; the delay was a result of the difficulties in choosing traditional chiefs to fill the places reserved for them in the provincial assemblies.[2]


Bemba, who had placed second in the 2006 presidential election, won a Senate seat from the capital, Kinshasa.[3]

People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy22
Movement for the Liberation of the Congo14
Forces for Renewal7
Rally for Congolese Democracy7
Christian Democratic Party6
Convention of Christian Democrats3
Social Movement for Renewal3
Unified Lumumbist Party2
Alliance of Congolese Democrats1
United Congolese Convention1
Democratic Convention for Development1
Coalition of Congolese Democrats1
Convention for the Republic and Democracy1
Social Front of Independent Republicans1
Liberal Christian Democrats Union1
National Alliance Party for Unity1
Democratic Socialist Party1
Democratic Social Christian Party1
Rally for Economic and Social Development1
Rally of Congolese Democrats and Nationalists1
Rally of Social and Federalist Forces1
Congolese Union for Liberty1
Union of Mobutuist Democrats1
National Union of Christian Democrats1
National Union of Federalist Democrats1
Source: CEI