According to still provisional results that must be validated by the Constitutional Court, the Congolese Workers’ Party (PCT) largely won the legislative election on 10 July. He would have won most of the 151 seats in the National Assembly, according to results read out late last night by Territorial Administration Minister Guy-Georges Mbaka.
as reported from Brazzaville, Loicia Martial
When the Minister of Territorial Administration published these results, he did not mention the overall participation rate. But all observers from civil society agree that it has been very weak, especially in the cities of Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire.
The first results give the Congolese Workers’ Party (PCT, in power) largely victorious. He won with 100% points for some candidates, even in Brazzaville.
In the south, PCT candidates won more seats in Pointe-Noire, the economic capital, or in Niari, Bouenza and Pool.
The candidates are in a positive vote for the second round, which should normally be held on 24 July.
But the PCT candidate, the Minister for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Jacqueline Lydia Mikolo, is in a vote against Mouyondzi, facing Claudine Munari, former Minister and former President of the Opposition Federation.
UPADS, the first opposition formation, has a total of four elected and four are voting. The late opponent Guy-Brice Parfait Koléla’s UDH-Yuki confirms that three have been elected and seven are on leave.
The Tourons la page coalition condemns outdoor fraud. The presidential candidates are already cheering, while the losers and observers from civil society are disputing these results.
The only PCT candidate in the second constituency, Oyo (North), a stronghold of the Congolese head of state, Serge Ikiemi, won 100% of the vote. He is convinced that PCT’s great victory is the result of a good organization upstream. We have no worries about ethnic distinction. That is why we continue to trust our party. The country is at peace “, he explains.
Close to the late opponent Guy-Brice Parfait Kolélas, Vivien Manangou, who is running as an independent in Pointe-Noire, denies his defeat to a representative of the PCT, and does not reflect the truth in the ballot box. These results are mathematics and arithmetic of the local election commission, very far from the reality of the ballot box “, he complains.
Coalition Tourons la page, which conducted a citizen observation of the election, condemns the purchase of conscience, acts of corruption and fraud outdoors. In a report it delivered yesterday, this organization gave recommendations through its communications manager, Roch Euloge Nzobo. We must start again with the foundations of democracy “, he says.