ElectionGudie

March 31, 2007 Held

2,312,534
Voted
Benin

Republic of Benin

Election for Assemblée Nationale (Beninese National Assembly)

Results

59%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,312,534
Valid Votes:2,312,534
Invalid Votes:0

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Cauris Forces for an Emerging Benin 35 None

Alliance for Dynamic Democracy 20 None

Democratic Renewal Party 10 None

Key Force 4 None

Union for Renewal 3 None

National Union for Democracy and Progress 2 None

Hope Force 2 None

Coalition for an Emerging Benin 2 None

Renewal Alliance 2 None

Alliance of Progress Forces 1 None

Party for Democracy and Social Progress 1 None

Restore Hope 1 None

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 83 seats in the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Thomas Boni YAYI *
  • Head of Government: President Thomas Boni YAYI
  • Assembly: Benin has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 83 seats.

* The president is both chief of state and head of government.
The President is elected by absolute majority vote to serve a 5-year term renewable once.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) 83 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Note: Results above have approximate figures. 

  • Party: Cauris Forces for an Emerging Benin / Forces Cauris pour un Bénin Emergent (FCBE)*
    • Leader: Boni YAYI
    • Seats won in this election: 35
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Alliance for Dynamic Democracy (ADD)
    • Leader: Nicephore SOBLO
    • Seats won in this election: 20
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Party for Democratic Revival / Parti du Renouveau Démocratique (PRD)
    • Leader: Adrien HOUNGBEDJI
    • Seats won in this election: 10
    • Seats won in last election: 11
  • Party: Key Force / Force Clé (FC)****
    • Leader: Lazare SEHOUETO
    • Seats won in this election: 4
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Party: Union for Renewal / Union pour la Relève (UPR)
    • Leader: Salifou ISSA
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: National Alliance for Change / Alliance Nationale pour le Changement (ANC)
    • Leader: Philippe ABOUMON
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Alliance to Defend Change / Alliance pour la Défense du Changement (ADC)
    • Leader: Touré MERE
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: The Awakening Alliance / Alliance Le Réveil (AR)********
    • Leader: Martin Dohou AZONHIHO
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 8,707,637 (2007)
  • Registered voters: 4,000,000 (est.)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 4,387,874 (2007)

·         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: 7 (following 2007 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: 1,306,145 (est.)