July 30, 2018 Held



Voter Participation

Cast Votes:185,578
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Referendum Vote Share

Changes to presidential term limits




Election Results Modified: Aug 17, 2023

General Information

Comoros: Referendum, 30 July 2018 

At stake in this referendum:  

  • Changes to presidential term limits

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Azali ASSOUMANI
  • Head of Government: President Azali ASSOUMANI 
  • Assembly: Comoros has a unicameral Assembly of the Union with 33 seats.

Electoral requirements:  

  • The referendum requires a simple majority to pass.

About the referendum:  

  • The referendum would amend Constitutional term limits. The presidency currently rotates between each of the islands in Comors, and the referendum would allow a president to serve two consecutive five-year terms in office.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 780,971 (July 2015 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 301,060

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 402,596 (July 2015 est.)
  • Is Comoros a signatory to CEDAW: No
  • Has Comoros ratified CEDAW: No
  • Gender Quota: No
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 1
  • 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: No
  • Population with a disability: 117,146 (July 2015 est.)
Election Modified: Aug 17, 2023

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