Democratic Republic of Congo

Population Statistics


Total Population


Population with a disability

according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate

Election Dates


Republic of Congo President 2021


30 September 2015

Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Congo (2005, last amended 2011)

Updated: June 2015

Article 5 states:
Suffrage is universal, equal and secret. It is direct or indirect… All Congolese of both sexes who are over the age of eighteen and enjoy their civil and political rights are entitled, under the conditions prescribed by law, to vote and to stand at elections.


Excerpt from the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2005, last amended 2011)