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March 31, 2007 Held

Benin

Republic of Benin

Election for Assemblée Nationale (Beninese National Assembly)

Results

Voter Participation

Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,312,534
Valid Votes:2,312,534
Invalid Votes:0

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Cauris Forces for an Emerging Benin (Forces Cauris pour un Bénin Emergent) 35

Alliance for Dynamic Democracy 20

Democratic Renewal Party 10

Key Force (Force Clé) 4

Union for Renewal (Union pour la Relève) 3

National Union for Democracy and Progress (National Union for Democracy and Progress) 2

Hope Force (Force Espoir) 2

Coalition for an Emerging Benin (Coalition pour un Bénin Emergent) 2

Renewal Alliance (Renewal Alliance) 2

Alliance of Progress Forces (Alliance des Force du Progrès) 1

Party for Democracy and Social Progress (Party for Democracy and Social Progress) 1

Restore Hope (Restaurer l’Espoir) 1

Election Results Modified: Mar 18, 2016

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • 83 seats in the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Thomas Boni YAYI *
  • Head of Government: President Thomas Boni YAYI
  • Assembly: Benin has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 83 seats.

* The president is both chief of state and head of government.
The President is elected by absolute majority vote to serve a 5-year term renewable once.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) 83 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Note: Results above have approximate figures. 

  • Party: Cauris Forces for an Emerging Benin / Forces Cauris pour un Bénin Emergent (FCBE)*
    • Leader: Boni YAYI
    • Seats won in this election: 35
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Alliance for Dynamic Democracy (ADD)
    • Leader: Nicephore SOBLO
    • Seats won in this election: 20
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Party for Democratic Revival / Parti du Renouveau Démocratique (PRD)
    • Leader: Adrien HOUNGBEDJI
    • Seats won in this election: 10
    • Seats won in last election: 11
  • Party: Key Force / Force Clé (FC)****
    • Leader: Lazare SEHOUETO
    • Seats won in this election: 4
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Party: Union for Renewal / Union pour la Relève (UPR)
    • Leader: Salifou ISSA
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: National Alliance for Change / Alliance Nationale pour le Changement (ANC)
    • Leader: Philippe ABOUMON
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Alliance to Defend Change / Alliance pour la Défense du Changement (ADC)
    • Leader: Touré MERE
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: The Awakening Alliance / Alliance Le Réveil (AR)********
    • Leader: Martin Dohou AZONHIHO
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 8,707,637 (2007)
  • Registered voters: 4,000,000 (est.)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 4,387,874 (2007)

·         Is Benin a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (11 November 1981)

·         Has Benin ratified CEDAW: Yes (12 March 1992)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 7 (following 2007 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 166 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Benin a signatory to CRPD: Yes (8 February 2008)

·         Has Benin ratified CRPD: Yes (5 July 2012)

·         Population with a disability: 1,306,145 (est.)

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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