Rwanda

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.
26.09.2011 to 27.09.2011
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
10.10.2011
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
30.09.2024
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.
26
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
Elections were held for all the indirectly elected seats in the Senate (14) on the normal expiry of the members' term of office.
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
16
Number of women elected
10
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.
38.46%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
- After the September 2011 renewal, there were 10 women out of a total of 26 senators.
- Between September and October 2012, six new senators were appointed: four by the President and two by the Forum of Political Organizations. They were sworn in on 10 October to replace six outgoing senators whose eight-year term had expired. The new senators comprised three men and three women. As at 15 October 2012, there were 10 women senators.
Sources
Senate (15.10.2012)
Women Indirectly Elected
10

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.
16
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.
10
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.
26