ElectionGudie

Dec. 2, 2012 Held

3,315,795
Voted
Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Election for Assemblée Nationale (Burkinabe National Assembly)

Results

69%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,315,795
Valid Votes:3,016,379
Invalid Votes:299,416

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Congress for Democracy and Progress 70 - 1,467,749

48.70%

Alliance for Democracy and Federation – African Democratic Rally 18 - 338,970

11.20%

Union for Progress and Change (UPC) 19 - 334,453

11.10%

Union for Rebirth - Sankarist Movement 4 - - 131,592

4.40%

Party for Democracy and Socialism / Party of the Builders 2 - 118,713

3.90%

Union for the Republic 5 - - 92,935

3.10%

Convention of the Democratic Forces of Burkina 3 - - 72,299

2.40%

Organization for Democracy and Labour 1 - 62,479

2.10%

Alternative Faso 1 - 40,310

1.30%

Rally for the Development of Burkina 1 - 29,164

1.00%

Rally for Democracy and Socialism 1 - 23,504

0.80%

National Convention for the Progress of Burkina 1 - 13,505

0.40%

More Info:

Note: In the results above, the seats won are the total number won in the election. The vote counts and percentages reflect the national list votes. 

Burkina Faso: Legislative Election, 2 December 2012

At stake in this election:

  • 111 seats in the National Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Blaise COMPAORE (1987-2014)
  • Head of Government: Paramanga Ernest YONGLI (2000-2007)
  • Assembly: Burkina Faso has a unicameral National Assembly composed of 111 seats with members serving 5-year terms.

Description of electoral system:

  • Members of the National Assembly are directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote.

Last Election:

  • Elections for the National Assembly were last held on 6 May 2007

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 16,590,813 (2012)

·         Registered Voters: 4,365,153 (2012)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 8,370,557 (2012)

·         Is Burkina Faso a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Burkina Faso ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (14 October 1987)

·         Gender Quota: Yes[1]

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 20 (following 2012 parliamentary elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 183 (2014)

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

Disability Data:

·         Is Burkina Faso a signatory to CRPD: Yes (23 May 2007)

·         Has Burkina Faso ratified CRPD: Yes (23 July 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 2,488,621 [2]


[1] Burkina Faso has a gender quota for the National Assembly requiring that candidate lists have at least 30% of either sex represented.

[2] This number is based on the WHO estimate of 15% of the population as having a disability.