ElectionGudie

April 14, 2002 Held

115,078
Voted
Comoros

Union of the Comoros

Election for President

Results

74%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:115,078
Valid Votes:111,283
Invalid Votes:3,795

Candidates:

Colonel Azali ASSOUMANI44,298

39.81

Mahamoud MRADABI17,462

15.69

Said Ali KEMAL11,881

10.68

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Comoros

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Hamada MADI
  • Head of Government: President Hamada MADI
  • Assembly: Comoros has a bicameral Legislature consisting of the Senate with 15 seats and the Federal Assembly (Assemblee Federale) with 43 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • The Federal Assembly was dissolved after 1999.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Said Ali KEMAL
    • Party: Shuma
  • Mahamoud MRADABI
    • Party: Shawiri
  • Colonel Azali ASSOUMANI
    • Party: Independent

Last Presidential election:

  • Elections were last held on March 6 and 16, 1996. A coup took place April 30, 1999. Mohamed TAKI Abdulkarim won 64.3% of the vote before passing away. Tajiddine Ben Said MASSOUNDE assumed power on 6 November 1998 before being overthrown in a bloodless coup April 30, 1999.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 575,428 (2002)
  • Registered Voters: 150,867 (2002)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 285,762 (2002)

·         Is Comoros a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Comoros ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (31 October 1994)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: N/A

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 0 (following 1996 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 159 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Comoros a signatory to CRPD: Yes (26 September 2007)

·         Has Comoros ratified CRPD: Yes (16 June 2016)

·         Population with a disability: 84,228 (est.)