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The Senate is the upper house of the Parliament of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

During the transition period in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2003 - 2006), the Senate, aside from its Legislative role, also had the task of drafting the country's new constitution. This task came to fruition with the adoption of the draft in Parliament in May 2005, and its approval by the Congolese people, in a successful democratic referendum on 18 and 19 December 2005.

The current President of the Senate is Mgr Pierre Marini Bodho.

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[edit] Future Senate

According to the new constitution, senators will be elected by the provincial parliaments of their respective provinces, thus making the Senate a clear representative of Provincial interests at the central institutional level.

[edit] Current composition of the Senate

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Composition of the Senate of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Seats
Movement for the Liberation of Congo (Mouvement pour la Liberation du Congo) 22
Government 22
Political opposition 22
Congolese Rally for Democracy (Rassemblement Congolais pour la Democratie) 21
Civil Society 21
Maï-Maï 4
Congolese Rally for Democracy/Kisangani Liberation Movement (Rassemblement des Congolais pour la Démocratie/ Kisangani Mouvement de Libération) 3
Rally of Congolese for Democracy-National (Rassemblement des Congolais pour la Démocratie – National) 1
Total 120

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