Afghanistan

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

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The statutory number of members of the House of Elders is three times the number of existing provinces (currently 34), i.e. 102, comprising the following members:
- 34 members elected by the Provincial Councils to serve a four-year term
- 34 members elected by the District Councils (yet to be established) to serve a three-year term
- 34 members appointed by the President for a five-year term.

Due to a delay with the District Council elections, the 34 seats reserved for the District Councils were filled by members of the Provincial Councils.

On 5 April 2014, elections to the Provincial Councils were held in parallel with the presidential elections. On 10 January 2015, 34 representatives (one from each of the 34 Provincial Councils), including three women, were elected to 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, expired in January 2016. On 7 January 2016, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani extended their mandate until parliamentary and district elections were held. Although the parliamentary elections were held in October 2018, the district elections were postponed.

In April 2019, President Ghani renewed the 34 presidential appointees, of whom 16 were women. They joined the 34 representatives of the Provincial Councils, of whom three were women. The 68-member House of Elders, comprising 19 women, held its first post-renewal session on 26 April 2019 and re-elected Mr. Fazal Hadi Muslimyar as its President.
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 Muslimyar (Male)
Date of election
29.01.2011