ElectionGudie

March 21, 1999 Held

2,270,000
Registered to Vote
Togo

Togolese Republic

Election for Assemblée nationale (Togolese National Assembly)

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 81 seats in the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Gnassingbe EYADEMA
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Kwassi KLUTSE
  • Assembly: Togo has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 81 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the president to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) 81 members are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.***

*** A second round is necessary in those constituencies where no candidate receives an absolute majority in the first round vote.
Candidates require only a simple majority to be elected in the second round.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Rally of the Togolese People (RPT)
    • Leader: Gnassingbe EYADEMA
    • Seats won in this election: 79
    • Seats won in last election: 35
  • Party: Independent candidates
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 2
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on February 6 and 20, 1994.
    Seats decided in the 1994 election: 81

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 4,747,665 (1999)
  • Registered Voters: 2,200,000 (approx.)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,428,446 (1999)

·         Is Togo a signatory to CEDAW: No 

·         Has Togo ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (26 September 1983)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 4 (following the 1999 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 162 (2014)

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

Disability Data:

·         Is Togo a signatory to CRPD: Yes (23 September 2008)

·         Has Togo ratified CRPD: Yes (1 March 2011)

·         Population with a disability: 712,149 (est.)