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Nigeria

Federal Republic of Nigeria

186,053,386 15

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

67,422,005 51.87%

Registered Voters (as of April 3, 2015)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Nigerian House of Representatives Lower House
Nigerian Senate Upper House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Muhammadu BUHARI*
  • Head of Government: President Muhammadu BUHARI
  • Assembly: Nigeria has a bicameral National Assembly consisting of the Senate with 109 seats and the House of Representatives with 360 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by qualified plurality vote to serve a 4-year term. An absolute majority or at least 25% in two-thirds of the states is required for a candidate to be elected in the first round.
  • In the Senate 109 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms*. In the House of Representatives 360 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms. Three members are elected from each of the 36 states and one from Abuja.
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 1999-02-20 30,280,052 57,938,945 52.26%
Nigerian Senate 1999-02-20 24,386,247 57,938,945 42.09%
Nigerian House of Representatives 1999-02-20 23,573,407 57,938,945 40.69%
Nigerian House of Representatives 2003-04-12 30,386,270 60,823,022 49.96%
Nigerian Senate 2003-04-12 29,995,171 60,823,022 49.32%
President 2003-04-19 42,018,735 60,823,022 69.08%
President 2007-04-21 35,397,517 61,567,036 57.49%
Nigerian House of Representatives 2007-04-21 - 58,000,000 -
Nigerian Senate 2007-04-21 - 58,000,000 -
Nigerian Senate 2011-04-09 - 73,000,000 -
Nigerian House of Representatives 2011-04-09 - 73,000,000 -
President 2011-04-16 39,469,484 73,000,000 54.07%
Nigerian Senate 2015-03-28 - 68,833,476 -
Nigerian House of Representatives 2015-03-28 26,432,083 67,422,005 -
President 2015-03-28 29,432,083 67,422,005 -

Voter Turnout