Feb. 26, 2012 Held


Republic of Senegal

Election for Senegalese Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:2,735,135
Valid Votes:2,706,789
Invalid Votes:28,346

Vote Share by Candidate:

Abdoulaye WADE942,327


Macky SALL719,367


Moustapha NIASSE357,330


Tanor DIENG305,924


Idrissa SECK212,853


Ibrahima FALL48,972


Amsatou Sow SIDIBE5,167

Election Results Modified: Feb 06, 2012

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Senegal

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Abdoulaye WADE *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Souleymane Ndene NDIAYE
  • Assembly: Senegal has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 120 seats.

* The President is elected by absolute majority vote to serve a 5-year term which is 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), 55 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms and 65 members are elected by majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Ousmane Tanor DIENG
    • Party: Socialst Party of Senegal/Parti Socialiste du Senegal
  • Cheikh Bamba DIEYE
    • Party: Front for Socialism and Democracy/Front pour le Socialisme et la Democratie
  • Ibrahima FALL
    • Party: Independent
  • Moustapha NIASSE
    • Party: Alliance of Progressive Forces/Alliance des Forces de Progres
  • Macky SALL
    • Party: Alliance for the Republic/Alliance pour la Republique
  • Idrissa SECK
    • Party: Independent
  • Abdoulaye WADE
    • Party: Senegalese Democratic Party/Parti Democratique Senegalais

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 13,780,108 (2012)
  • Registered Voters: 5,105,033 (2012)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 7,027,056 (2012)

·         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: 27 (following the 2007 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 170 (2014)

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

Disability Data:

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

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

·         Population with a disability: 2,067,016 (est.)


Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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