ElectionGudie

March 30, 1999 Held

1,894,994
Voted
Benin

Republic of Benin

Election for Assemblée Nationale (Beninese National Assembly)

Results

64%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,894,994
Valid Votes:1,784,110
Invalid Votes:110,884

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Other parties 20 734,485

41.17%

Benin Renaissance 27 404,895

22.69%

Democratic Renewal Party 11 217,088

12.17%

Social Democratic Party 9 165,419

9.27%

MADEP 6 164,328

9.21%

Action Front for Renewal and Development - Alafia 10 97,895

5.49%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 83 seats in the National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Mathieu KEREKOU
  • Head of Government: President Mathieu KEREKOU
  • Assembly: Benin has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale) with 83 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale) 83 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Benin Renaissance (RB)
    • Leader: Nicéphore SOGLO
    • Seats won in this election: 27
    • Seats won in last election: 21
  • Party: Democratic Renewal Party (PRD)
    • Leader: Adrien HOUNGBEDJI
    • Seats won in this election: 11
    • Seats won in last election: 19
  • Party: Action Front for Renewal and Development - Alafia (FARD-Alafia)
    • Leader: Saka G. SALEY
    • Seats won in this election: 10
    • Seats won in last election: 10
  • Party: Social Democratic Party (PSD)
    • Leader: Bruno AMOUSSOU
    • Seats won in this election: 9
    • Seats won in last election: 8
  • Party: MADEP
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 6
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Other parties
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 20
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last Legislative election:

  • Legislative elections were last helld on March 28, 1995.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 6,100,799 (July 1998 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 2,769,323 ( 1999 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 3,437,677 (1999)

·         Is Benin a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (11 November 1981)

·         Has Benin ratified CEDAW: Yes (12 March 1992)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 5 (following 1999 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 166 (2014)

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

Disability Data:

·         Is Benin a signatory to CRPD: Yes (8 February 2008)

·         Has Benin ratified CRPD: Yes (5 July 2012)

·         Population with a disability: 916,619 (est.)