ElectionGudie

Dec. 23, 2001 Held

173,521
Voted
Comoros

Results

73%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:173,521
Valid Votes:167,034
Invalid Votes:6,487

Provisions

Passage of a draft constitution that would remove the federal structure of government and replace it with a decentralized Comoran Union of three autonomous islands: Anjouan, Moheli, and Grand Comoros

No56,690

23.01

Yes173,521

76.37

More Info:

At stake in this Referendum:

  • Approval of draft constitution

Description of government structure:

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

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • Referendum on draft constitution Passage of a draft constitution that would remove the federal structure of government and replace it with a decentralized Comoran Union of three autonomous islands: Anjouan, Moheli, and Grand Comoros

Electoral Requirements

  • A majority of voters on each of the three islands of Anjouan, Moheli, and Grand Comoros must approve the referendum for it to be adopted.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 561,525 (2001)
  • Registered Voters: 230,211 (2001)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 278,917 (2001)

·         Is Comoros a signatory to CEDAW: No

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

·         Gender Quota: 

·         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.)