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Afghanistan

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House of the People

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse of Elders

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
18.09.2010
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.10.2023
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
249
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
9,200,000
Votes Number of people who actually voted
4,216,594
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
45.83%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
Elections were held for all the seats in the House of the People on the normal expiry of the members' term of office.
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
180
Number of women elected
69
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
27.71%
Sources
House of the People (02.12.2010) Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan
Women Directly Elected
69

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
180
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
69
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
26.01.2011
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Abdul Raouf Ibrahimi (Male)
Date of election
27.02.2011