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unicameral legislature, Mobutu, popular vote, legislative body, little power

The 1978 constitution provided for a unicameral legislature of 210 members, elected by popular vote to five-year terms. This legislature had little power under Mobutu, however. In 1992 a conference established to democratize the government declared itself the official governing body, then established the High Council of the Republic (HCR) as the legislature. Mobutu formed a rival transitional government and then replaced both the HCR and his own legislative body with a 453-member High Council of the Republic-Parliament of Transition (HCR-PT) in 1994. The legislature was dissolved when the constitution was suspended in 1997.



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