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Senegal

Republic of Senegal

13,635,927 11

Population (as of June 1, 2015)

Elections in our database

54.56%

Registered Voters (as of )

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 Mohammed Abdallah Boun DIONNE
  • 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%
Referendum 2016-03-20 2,184,311 5,719,090 38.19%
National Assembly 2017-07-02 - - -

Voter Turnout