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: 10,118,078 (2001)
  • Registered Voters: 2,552,589 (January 2001)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,144,043 (2001)

·         Is Senegal a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (29 July 1980)

·         Has Senegal ratified CEDAW: Yes (5 February 1985)

·         Gender Quota: Yes[2]

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 17 (following the 1998 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 170

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium

Disability Data:

·         Is Senegal a signatory to CRPD: Yes (25 April 2007)

·         Has Senegal ratified CRPD: Yes (7 September 2010)

·         Population with a disability: 1,517,711 (est.)