Note on the results:
- Vote figures are from the primary election. When figures from the second round become available, the current number will be updated.
At stake in this election:
- 59 seats in the House of Assembly
Description of government structure:
- Chief of State: King MSWATI III
- Head of Government: Prime Minister Barnabas Sibusiso DLAMINI
- Assembly: Eswatini has a bicameral Parliament (Libandla) consisting of the Senate with 30 seats and the House of Assembly with 69 seats.
Description of electoral system:
- The King is hereditary head of state.
- Prime Minister is appointed by the monarch.
- In the Senate, 20 members are appointed by the monarch to serve 5-year terms and 10 members are elected by the Legislative Assembly to serve 5-year terms. In the House of Assembly, 10 members are appointed by the monarch to serve 4-year terms, 1 member is elected by the house as Speaker of the House, and 59 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.**
** Elections to the House of Assembly are contested over 2 rounds. In the first round, all candidates nominated in the district contest the election; however, due to the election law of Eswatini, candidates are prohibited from campaigning for this election. The primary election was held on August 25, 2018.
Main parties in the electoral race:
- Independent(s): Non-partisans*
Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 55
* Political parties are illegal in Eswatini. All candidates contest the election as non-partisans.
Population and number of registered voters:
- Population: 1,391,385 (2018 est.)
- Registered Voters: 526,073 (June 2018)
- Female Population: 717,751 (2018 est.)
- Is Eswatinia signatory to CEDAW: No
- Has Eswatini ratified CEDAW: Yes (since 26 March 2004)
- Gender Quota: Yes
- Female candidates in this election: Yes
- Number of Female Parliamentarians: 21*
- Human Development Index Position: 148 (2016)
- Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (2014)
*Breakdown of female representatives:
|Number of female parliamentarians|
|General Election (elected by voters)||2|
|Women Elected by House according to constitutional quota||4|
|Members of Parliament appointed to House by King||3|
|Senators appointed to Senate by House||5|
|Senators appointed to Senate by King||7|
- Is Eswatini a signatory to CRPD: Yes (25 September 2007)
- Has Eswatini ratified CRPD: Yes (24 September 2012)
- Population with a disability: 215,342