ElectionGudie

May 24, 1998 Held

1,243,274
Voted
Senegal

Republic of Senegal

Election for Assemblée Nationale (Senegalese National Assembly)

Results

39%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,243,274
Valid Votes:1,229,429
Invalid Votes:13,845

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Socialist Party 93 612,559

50.19%

Senegalese Democratic Party 23 233,287

19.16%

Union for Democratic Renewal 11 162,374

13.21%

And Jëf - African Party for Democracy and Socialism 4 60,763

4.94%

Democratic League/ Movement for the Party of Labor 3 48,097

3.94%

Convention of Democrats and Patriots 1 24,405

2.00%

Front for Socialism and Democracy/Benno Jubel 1 16,282

1.34%

Senegalese Democratic Union - Renewal 1 12,978

1.06%

Party of Independence and Labor 1 10,764

0.89%

National Democratic Rally 1 8,171

0.67%

Coalition of Centrists Gainde 1 7,468

0.61%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 140 seats in the National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Abdou DIOUF
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Habib THIAM
  • Assembly: Senegal has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale) with 140 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 7-year term.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the president.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale), 70 members are elected by simple majority vote to serve 5-year terms and 70 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Socialist Party (PS)
    • Leader: Ousmane Tanor DIENG
    • Seats won in this election: 93
    • Seats won in last election: 84
  • Party: Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS)
    • Leader: Abdoulaye WADE
    • Seats won in this election: 23
    • Seats won in last election: 27
  • Party: Democratic Renewal (JEF-FEL/USD)***
    • Leader: Djibo KA
    • Seats won in this election: 11
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: African Party for Democracy and Socialism (AND-JEF)
    • Leader: Landing SAVAN
    • Seats won in this election: 4
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Party: Democratic League/ Movement for the Party of Labor (LD/MPT)
    • Leader: Abdoulaye BATHILY
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: 3
  • Party: Democrats and Patriots-Garab-Gi (CDP)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Front for Socialism and Democracy/Benno Jubel
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Democratic Party of Senegal/ Renovation (PDS/R)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Party of Independence and Labor (PIT)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: National Democratic Rally (RND)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Coalition of Centrists Gainde (BCG)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

*** party formed since last election

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Legislative elections were last held on May 9, 1993.
    120 seats were decided on in the last election to the National Assembly.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 9,386,923 (1998)
  • Registered Voters: 3,164,827 (May 1998)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 4,751,655 (1998)

·         Is Senegal a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (29 July 1980)

·         Has Senegal ratified CEDAW: Yes (5 February 1985)

·         Gender Quota: Yes[2]

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 17 (following the 1998 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 170 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Senegal a signatory to CRPD: Yes (25 April 2007)

·         Has Senegal ratified CRPD: Yes (7 September 2010)

·         Population with a disability: 1,408,038 (est.)