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Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Politics and government of
the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Article 2[1] of the 2005 Congolese Constitution,[2] which came into effect on 18 February 2006, specifies twenty-five new provinces while retaining the capital city/province of Kinshasa. This new territorial organization was scheduled to take effect within thirty-six months of the new constitution's promulgation. It did not.

As of early October 2010, an Alliance of the Presidential Majority meeting brought up the issue of constitutional revision.[3] According to Kinshasa newspapers, they recommended 8 articles of the current constitution for revision, including Article 226, which calls for the creation of 26 provinces out of the current 11 (Kinshasa + 10) within 36 months of the installation of the elected institutions. The AMP meeting only wanted to change the deadline for doing so (the last one lapsed in May 2010).

  1. Bandundu
  2. Bas-Congo
  3. Équateur
  4. Kasai-Occidental
  5. Kasai-Oriental
  6. Katanga
  7. Kinshasa
  8. Maniema
  9. Nord-Kivu
  10. Orientale
  11. Sud-Kivu

Proposed Provinces

Technically if the constitution had been implemented strictly in accordance with the agreements, the provinces listed below wound have come into effect in 2009. They did not, and Article 226 has still not yet, as of October 2010, being implemented.

The DRC's twenty-five proposed provinces and capital city Kinshasa.

See also


de:Verwaltungsgliederung der Demokratischen Republik Kongo es:Provincias de la República Democrática del Congo fr:Provinces de la République démocratique du Congo it:Province della Repubblica Democratica del Congo nl:Provincies van Democratische Republiek Congo ja:コンゴ民主共和国の行政区画 ln:Bitúká bya Kongó-Kinsásá pl:Podział administracyjny Demokratycznej Republiki Konga pt:Províncias da República Democrática do Congo zh:刚果民主共和国行政区划