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Afghanistan

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House of Elders

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse of the People

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.
10.01.2015
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.
34
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Partial renewal

Candidates

The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
No

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
Renewal of the 34 members indirectly elected by the Provincial Councils. The statutory number of members of the House of Elders is three times the number of existing provinces (currently 34) comprising the following members. - 68 indirectly elected members: These include one representative from each of the 34 Provincial Councils serving a four-year term; and one representative from each of the 34 local District Councils serving a three-year term. - 34 appointed members: appointed by the President for a five-year term. On 5 April 2014, elections to the Provincial Councils were held in parallel with presidential elections On 10 January 2015, 34 representatives (one from each of the 34 Provincial Councils), including three women, were elected. They will serve a four-year term. On the same day, the three year term of the 34 Provincial Council members (who had been filling the 34 seats reserved for District Council members) expired. As at 10 January 2015, the House of Elders comprised 18 women out of 68 members. The 34 seats reserved for the District Councils will remain vacant until District Council elections are held. The mandate of 34 members, appointed on 22 January 2011 for a five-year term, was due to expire in January 2016. On 7 January 2016, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani extended their mandate until parliamentary and district elections are held.
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
84
Number of women elected
18
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.
52.94%
Sources
House of Elders (19.01.2015, 25.01.2015, 29.11.2015, 23.01.2016, 27.01.2016, 28.02.2017)
Women Indirectly Elected
3

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.
84
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.
18
First-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
34
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.
10.01.2015
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.
Fazal Hadi Muselimyar (Male)
Date of election
29.01.2011