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Senegal

Republic of Senegal

13,300,410 9

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

5,301,648 56.37%

Registered Voters (as of March 1, 2012)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
National Assembly Assemblée Nationale Assembly
President President Head of State

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Macky SALL
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Aminata TOURE
  • Assembly: Senegal has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 150 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 7-year term.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the president.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale), 90 members are elected by plurality vote to serve 5-year terms and 60 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 5-year terms.***

*** Women must make up 50% of candidates on the party lists.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
National Assembly 1998-05-24 1,243,274 3,164,827 39.28%
President 2000-02-27 1,696,384 2,725,987 62.23%
President 2000-03-19 1,667,775 2,745,239 60.75%
Referendum 2001-01-07 1,678,097 2,552,589 65.74%
National Assembly 2001-04-29 1,888,911 2,802,253 67.41%
President 2007-02-25 3,472,712 4,917,157 70.62%
National Assembly 2007-06-03 1,738,675 5,004,096 34.75%
President 2012-02-26 2,735,135 5,302,349 51.58%
President 2012-03-25 2,915,893 5,301,648 55.0%

Voter Turnout