ElectionGudie

Sept. 28, 2013 Held

3,355,442
Voted
Guinea

Republic of Guinea

Election for Assemblée Nationale (Guinean National Assembly)

Results

61%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,355,442
Valid Votes:3,173,384
Invalid Votes:182,058

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Rally of the Guinean People 53 - 1,468,119

46.26%

Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea 37 - 967,173

30.48%

Union of Republican Forces 10 - 222,101

7.00%

Party of Hope for National Development 2 - 81,041

2.55%

Union for the Progress of Guinea 2 - 54,422

1.71%

New Generation for the Republic 1 - 25,538

0.80%

Seat Shares:

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 114 seats in the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Alpha CONDE
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Mohamed Said FOFANA
  • Assembly: Guinea has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 114 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the President.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale), 38 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms and 76 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.***

*** In the proportional tier, there is one nationwide district. The National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) was dissolved in December 2008 following a military coup. Since February 2010, the role of the legislature has been filled by the appointed 155-member National Transition Council.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Last Legislative election:

  • The last legislative elections were held in 2002. Elections had been scheduled to take place in 2007, but the term of the National Assembly was increased due to delays caused by a general strike and with issues in setting up the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI). The election has subsequently been repeatedly delayed due to various problems, including funding, issues over voter registration, and a military coup d'etat. In July 2013, the UN brokered a compromise between the government and the opposition, paving the way for the election to occur.

 

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 11,948,726 (2013)
  • Registered Voters: 4,270,531 (2010)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,961,340 (2013)

·         Is Guinea a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Guinea ratified CEDAW: Yes (9 August 1982)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 25 (following the 2013 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 182 (2014)

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

Disability Data:

·         Is Guinea a signatory to CRPD: Yes (16 May 2007)

·         Has Guinea ratified CRPD: Yes (8 February 2008)

·         Population with a disability: 1,792,308 (est.)