ElectionGudie

Nov. 11, 2001 Held

3,758,390
Voted
Guinea

Republic of Guinea

Referendum

Results

86%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,758,390
Valid Votes:3,705,422
Invalid Votes:52,968

Provisions

Amendments to the Constitution of Guinea

Yes3,644,653

98.36

No60,769

1.64

More Info:

At stake in this Referendum:

  • -The referendum would change the Constitution to allow an individual to serve more than two terms as President.
    -The referendum would increase the presidential mandate from five to seven years.
    -The referendum would remove the previous age limit of 70 years for Presidential candidates.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Lansana CONTE
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Lamine SIDIME
  • Assembly: Guinea has a unicameral People's National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale Populaire) with 114 seats.

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • Referendum to amend constitutional provisions regarding presidential eligibility and terms.

Electoral Requirements

  • A majority of votes cast are required for this referendum to be enacted.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 8,955,756 (2001)
  • Registered Voters: 3,796,293 (1998)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 4,237,215 (1998)

·         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: N/A

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 8 (following the 1995 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: 1,343,363 (est.)