ElectionGudie

Jan. 7, 2001 Held

1,678,097
Voted
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Republic of Senegal

Referendum

Results

65%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,678,097
Valid Votes:1,651,433
Invalid Votes:26,664

Provisions

The new constitution provides for the dissolution of the Senate and a reduction of the National Assembly from 140 to 120 members. It also grants greater powers to the prime minister and creates a semi-presidential administration. Under the new constitution, the presidential term will be shortened from seven to five years.

No99,032

6.00

Yes1,552,401

94.00

More Info:

At stake in this Referendum:

  • Passage of new constitution

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Abdoulaye WADE
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Moustapha NIASSE
  • Assembly: Senegal has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the National Assembly (Assemblée Nacional) with 140 seats and the Senate (Senát) with 60 seats.

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • Referendum to pass a new constitution The new constitution provides for the dissolution of the Senate and a reduction of the National Assembly from 140 to 120 members. It also grants greater powers to the prime minister and creates a semi-presidential administration. Under the new constitution, the presidential term will be shortened from seven to five years.

Electoral Requirements

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

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 9,987,494 (July 2000 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 2,552,589 (January 2001 )