ElectionGudie

May 5, 2002 Held

1,883,280
Voted
Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Election for Assemblée Nationale (Burkinabe National Assembly)

Results

65%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,883,280
Valid Votes:1,741,037
Invalid Votes:142,243

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Congress for Democracy and Progress 47 862,119

49.50%

Alliance for Democracy and Federation – African Democratic Rally 14 219,543

12.60%

Others 2 184,962

10.60%

Party for Democracy and Progress/Socialist Party 8 122,100

7.00%

Coalition of Democratic Forces 4 76,333

4.40%

African Independence Party 4 63,031

3.60%

Party for National Rebirth 3 47,477

2.70%

Sankarist Pan-African Convention 3 45,747

2.60%

Union for Rebirth - Sankarist Movement 2 42,599

2.40%

Party for Democracy and Socialism 2 42,039

2.40%

National Convention of Progressive Democrats 2 35,087

2.00%

More Info:

Burkina Faso: Legislative Election, 5 May 2002

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 11 May 1997. The Congress for Democracy and Progress won 101 seats, while the Party for Democracy and Progress won 6, and the Alliance for Democracy and Federation and African Democratic Rally each took 2 seats.

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 13,015,435 (2002)

·         Registered Voters: 2,913,219 (2002)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 6,595,060 (2002)

·         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: 12 (2016)

·         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.