General elections are expected to be held in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 20 December 2023 according to the electoral calendar released 26 November 2022 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI). Simultaneous elections will be held for the President, the 500 members of the National Assembly, the elected members of the 26 provincial assemblies, and, for the first time under the new constitution, members of around 300 commune (municipal) councils.
These elections are the first of the 4th election cycle under the 2006 constitution. Six more elections will follow in 2024, five of which are indirect.
Sources and further reading:
The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Quest for Democracy Faces a New Test, Africa Centre for Strategic Studies 29.09.23
Elections in DR Congo: Reducing the Risk of Violence, Crisis Group 30.10.23