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Comoros

Union of the Comoros

752,288 8

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

274,505 65.18%

Registered Voters (as of March 18, 2015)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
President President Head of State
President President Head of Government
Assembly of the Union Assemblée de l'Union Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ikililou DHOININE
  • Head of Government: President Ikililou DHOININE
  • Assembly: Comoros has a unicameral Assembly of the Union (Assemblée de l'Union) with 33 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve a 4-year term.The presidency of Comoros rotates every 4 years among the elected presidents of the 3 main islands.
  • In the Assembly of the Union (Assemblée de l'Union), 15 members are elected by regional legislatures to serve 5-year terms and 18 members are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.***

*** The electoral system for directly elected seats is two-round (TRS).

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Referendum 2001-12-23 173,521 230,211 75.37%
President 2002-04-14 115,078 150,867 76.28%
President 2006-05-14 177,601 310,177 57.26%
Referendum 2009-05-17 173,196 334,636 51.76%
President 2010-11-07 14,382 21,429 67.11%
President 2010-12-26 195,867 384,358 50.96%
Assembly of the Union 2015-01-25 195,870 274,505 71.35%
Assembly of the Union 2015-02-22 195,870 274,505 71.35%

Voter Turnout