ElectionGudie

April 29, 2001 Held

1,888,911
Voted
Senegal

Republic of Senegal

Election for Assemblée Nationale (Senegalese National Assembly)

Results

67%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,888,911
Valid Votes:1,877,836
Invalid Votes:-1

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

SOPI 89 - 931,144

49.59%

Socialist Party 10 - 325,979

17.36%

Alliance of Progressive Forces 11 - 303,012

16.14%

Other Parties 5 - 172,662

9.19%

African Party for Democracy and Socialism 2 - 76,083

4.05%

Union for Democratic Revival 3 - 68,956

3.67%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 120 seats in the National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Abdoulaye WADE *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Mame Madior BOYE
  • Assembly: Senegal has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale) with 140 seats.

* The president is elected by majority vote, if no candidate receives a majority of the vote in the first round, a run-off will be held between the top two candidates. A referendum passed on January 7, 2001 shortened the presidential term from seven to five years.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by majority vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the president.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale), 65 members are elected by simple majority vote within constituencies to serve 5-year terms and 55 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.***

*** The assembly currently has 140 seats, but will be reduced to 120 seats, under the terms of a new constitution approved by popular referendum in January 2001.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Coalition: SOPI
    • Leader: Abdoulaye WADE
    • Seats won in this election: 89
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Alliance of Progressive Forces (AFP)
    • Leader: Moustapha NIASSE
    • Seats won in this election: 11
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Socialist Party (PS)
    • Leader: Ousmane Tanor DIENG
    • Seats won in this election: 10
    • Seats won in last election: 93
  • Party: African Party for Democracy and Socialism (AJ/PADS)
    • Leader: Landing SAVANE
    • Seats won in this election: 2
    • Seats won in last election: 4
  • Party: Union for Democratic Revival (URD)
    • Leader: Djibo LAITY KA
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: 11
  • Party: Other Parties
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 5
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on May 28, 1998.
    Seats decided in the last election: 140

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 10,118,078 (2001)
  • Registered Voters: 2,808,253 (2001)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,144,043 (2001)

·         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: 23 (following the 2001 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: 1,517,711 (est.)