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Eswatini

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Senat

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse of 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.
30.10.2013
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.10.2023
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 the 10 senators chosen by the House of Assembly.
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
20
Number of women elected
10
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
Five women were indirectly elected and five others were appointed by the King.
Other notes
Following the proclamation by the King on the occasion of the country's 50th anniversary in April 2018, the country name has been modified from Swaziland to Eswatini with effective of 30 May 2018.
Sources
Five women were indirectly elected and five others were appointed by the King.
Women Indirectly Elected
5
Women Appointed
5

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.
20
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
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.
30.10.2013
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.
Chief Gelane Zwane (Female)
Date of election
30.10.2013