Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the second institution in the central executive branch of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the first institution being the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who has the title of head of state.


Under the constitution of the Third Republic, the government is composed of a cabinet of ministers, deputy-ministers (vice-ministers), and occasionally state-ministers (which is a senior personal honorific title). The number of these ministers vary from one government to the next.

The cabinet is headed by the Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as the head of government, appointed by the President, from the political party, the group or the coalition that holds the majority of seats in the National Assembly.

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the cabinet is more commonly simply referred to as The Government.

The government is the effective executive arm of the state, in charge of all the country's main administration, in all the domains reserved to the central government by the constitution, and in all the domains in which the central government has concurrent jurisdiction with the provinces.

The government is accountable to the Parliament. Any individual member of the government, as well the entire government, can be censored by its lower-chamber, the National Assembly, through the vote of a motion of censure, or a motion of no-confidence. When the Prime minister is censored, the entire government is asked to step down.[1]

Current government

The current government is referred to as the republic government, under the leadership of Prime minister Samy Badibanga. The Government coalition cabinet was appointed shortly after the resignation of former Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo.

See also

Notes and references

  1. Constitution of the DRC, Wikisource, accessed on 2007-02-12

External links

Official sites

Other sites

Gizenga Government

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