Key Figures

Chief of State:
President Joseph Kabila
Head of Government:
Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala


Government Name:
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Adopted: 2006; Establishes the roles and structure of the executive, judicial, and legislative powers. Also discussed in depth are political pluralism, nationality and citizenship, rights, duties, military, and police.
Government Type:
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Flag
Coat of Arms of Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Index of Economic Freedom

Grades each country on a scale of 0 to 100, based on ten freedoms, with 100 representing the greatest amount of economic autonomy from government intervention. Source: Heritage Foundation (2018)

Country Risk Rating

A high-risk political and economic situation and an often very difficult business environment can have a very significant impact on corporate payment behavior. Corporate default probability is very high. Source: Coface (2018)

Government Branches

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle 1

In addition to being in charge of the executory tasks of the government, the president also appoints the prime minister and judges and is commander and chief of armed forces. The prime minister heads the cabinet and advises and aids the president on executory tasks.

The president is elected by plurality vote.

5 years


The supreme court of justice is the highest court of the land. The constitutional court reviews cases concerning the constitution.

The supreme court of justice judges is nominated by the judicial service council, an independent body of public prosecutors and selected judges of the lower courts.

No term limit


The legislative branch is in charge of policy making and oversees the prime minister's duties.

The senate has 108 members indirectly elected through an open-list proportional representation system. The national assembly has 61 members who are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies and 439 members who are elected by open list proportional representation in multi-member constituencies.

5 years

Regional Trade Blocs

International Organization Participation [2]

Environmental Agreements [3]

Tax Information [2]

Tax Authority:
Information not available
Tax Name:
Information not available


  1. ElectionGuide
  2. EY,
  3. CIA World Factbook,
  4. U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets