Dec. 26, 2010 Held


Union of the Comoros

Election for Comoran Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:202,933
Valid Votes:175,495
Invalid Votes:27,438

Vote Share by Candidate:

Ikililou DHOININE106,890


Mohamed Said FAZUL57,587


Abdou DJABIR11,018

Election Results Modified: Mar 23, 2016

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Comoros

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ahmed Abdallah SAMBI *
  • Head of Government: President Ahmed Abdallah SAMBI
  • Assembly: Comoros has a unicameral Assembly of the Union (Assemblée de l'Union) with 33 seats.

* The presidency of Comoros rotates every 4 years among the elected presidents of the 3 main islands.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Assembly of the Union (Assemblée de l'Union), 15 members are elected by regional legislatures to serve 5-year terms and 18 members are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.***

*** The electoral system for directly elected seats is two-round (TRS). There are no nationally mandated electoral rules for the seats filled by local assemblies.

Main Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

  • Ikililou DHOININE
  • Mohamed Said FAZUL
  • Abdou DJABIR

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 698,695 (2010)
  • Registered Voters: 384,358 (November 2010 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 346,484 (2010)

·         Is Comoros a signatory to CEDAW: No

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

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: N/A

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 1 (following 2009 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: 104,804 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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