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Senegal

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National Assembly

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.
30.07.2017
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.
31.07.2022
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.
165
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

The number of candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
Yes
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.
47
Notes
Number of parties contesting the election: 47 parties/coalitions

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
6,219,446
Votes Number of people who actually voted
3,337,494
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
53.66%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
President Macky Sall’s Benno Bokk Yaakaar coalition won a two-thirds majority in the 165-member National Assembly (see note). Former President Abdoulaye Wade's Winning Coalition - "Wattu Senegaal" came a distant second with 19 seats. The "Mankoo Taxawu Senegaal" Coalition, led by the Mayor of Dakar, Mr. Khalifa Sall , took seven seats. 11 other parties took fewer than three seats each. On 6 September, Prime Minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne was re-appointed to the post. On 11 September, shortly before the convening of the newly-elected National Assembly, Mr. Wade, 91, announced that he would not take up his seat in parliament. During the election campaign, the Benno Bokk Yaakaar coalition ran on the government record, citing the construction of a new airport and other infrastructure projects . The 2017 elections saw sporadic incidents such as attacks on campaign convoys. A clash between rival supporters during Senegal's football League Cup and a stampede that followed killed eight people. Subsequently sporting and cultural events were banned for the duration of the campaign. On the polling day, delays in issuing biometric identity cards prevented several voters from casting their ballot. Note: In accordance with constitutional amendments adopted in March 2016, the statutory number of members of the National Assembly increased from 150 to 165, to include 15 seats for the Senegalese diaspora.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
14
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
29.79%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
75.76%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Benno Bokk Yaakaar
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Benno Bokk Yaakaar 125
Winning Coalition - "Wattu Senegaal" 19
Mankoo Taxawu Senegaal Coalition 7
Unity and Rally Party (PUR) 3
Kaddu Askanwi - Patriotic Convergence Coalition 2
Party for Truth and Development (PVD) 1
Mankoo Yeesal Senegal Coalition 1
Bunt-Bi - Union of Citizens 1
Patriotic Convergence for Justice and Equity - Nay Leéer (CPJE - Nay Leéer) 1
And - Saxal Liggéey Coalition 1
Dare the Future 1
Alternative Pole - 3rd Way "Senegaal Dey Dem" Coalition 1
Ndawi Askanwi - People’s Alternative Coalition 1
Initiative for a Policy of Development (IPD) 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
96
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.
41.82%
Sources
National Assembly (19.09.2017) AFP Jeune Afrique RFI France 24 Reuters BBC Vanguard
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.
96
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
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.
106
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.
14.09.2017
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.
Moustapha Niasse (Male)
Political party
Benno Bokk Yaakaar
Date of election
14.09.2017