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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.
20.10.2018 to 21.10.2018
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Delayed elections
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.
250
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
2,565
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
2,148
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
417
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
No
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
16.26%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
84

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
8,840,306

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
149
Number of women elected
57
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.
22.8%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
The newly elected House of the People held its first session on 26 April 2019. As at 14 May 2019, there were 59 women out of 211 members, with 39 vacancies as follows (election results for Kabul province were yet to be announced): - 57 women out of 206 seats for which the 2018 election results had been announced (of which only 205 seats were filled as one male member had passed away); - 2 women (out of 6 outgoing members) representing Ghazni province where elections were not held in 2018. New members will be elected in parallel with the presidential elections scheduled for 28 September 2019. - The "Number of men elected" under the Results section and the "Total number of men after the election" under the New legislature section include one male candidate-elect who passed away in February 2019. - The "Women Other" refers to outgoing members representing Ghazni province where elections were not held in 2018.
Sources
House of the People (14.05.2019)
 http://www.iec.org.af/
Women Directly Elected
57
Women Other
2

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.
149
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.
59
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.
26.04.2019