ElectionGudie

May 6, 2007 Held

2,520,488
Voted
Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Election for Assemblée Nationale (Burkinabe National Assembly)

Results

52%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,520,488
Valid Votes:2,333,228
Invalid Votes:187,260

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Congress for Democracy and Progress 73 - 1,373,230

58.90%

Others 10 - 423,820

18.10%

Alliance for Democracy and Federation – African Democratic Rally 14 - - 249,768

10.70%

Union for the Republic 5 - 100,392

4.30%

Union for Rebirth - Sankarist Movement 4 - 90,788

3.90%

Convention of the Democratic Forces of Burkina 3 - 54,621

2.30%

Union of Sankarist Parties 2 - 40,609

1.70%

More Info:

Burkina Faso: Legislative Election, 6 May 2007

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:

  • Previous elections for the National Assembly were held on 5 May 2002. The Congress for Democracy and Progress won the most seats with 57, followed by the Alliance for Democracy and Federation – African Democratic Rally with 17 and the Party for Democracy and Progress – Socialist Party with 10. Numerous other parties took seats as well; see the link above to access the information for this election and see all parties that won seats.

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 15,061,127 (2007)

·         Registered Voters: 4,466,354 (2007)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 7,602,173 (2007)

·         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: 13 (following 2007 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: 1,843,647[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.