Burkina Faso

Transitional Legislative 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.
21.03.2022
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
24.01.2022
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.
71
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.
On 24 January 2022, the army ousted President Roch Kaboré (in power since 2015), suspended the 1991 Constitution, dissolved the government and the 127-member National Assembly and detained several political leaders. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU) suspended Burkina Faso and demanded the immediate release of Mr. Kaboré, a message echoed by the United Nations.

On 31 January, the Patriotic Movement for Safeguard and Restoration (MPSR) issued a "Fundamental Act", which restored parts of the 1991 Constitution. The preamble confirmed the dissolution of the National Assembly and made the MPSR the “central body" that defines and guides security, economic, social and development policy and policy on the restoration of territorial integrity. MPSR leader, Lt. Col. Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, became the country's President and commander-in-chief of the armed forces.

On 8 February, the MPSR established a 15-member committee to "draw up a draft charter and agenda”, together with a proposal for the duration of the transition and implementation modalities.

On 1 March, a national forum on transition adopted a transitional constitutional charter that provides for a 36-month transition period and the formation of a 71-member Transitional Legislative Assembly which will comprise the following representatives:
- Persons designated by the Head of State: 21
- Persons designated by prominent regional stakeholders: 13
- Persons designated by political parties and movements: 8
- Persons designated by the security and defence forces: 16
- Persons designated by civil society organizations: 13

On 21 March, the Transitional President appointed 71 members, including 14 women, to the Transitional Legislative Assembly. The following day, Mr. Aboubacar Toguyeni, a university professor appointed to the Assembly by the Transitional President, was elected as the President of the Assembly.
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
57
Number of women elected
14
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.
19.72%
Sources
Transitional Legislative Assembly (31.03.2022)
Women Appointed
14

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.
57
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.
14
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.
22.03.2022
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.
Aboubacar Toguyeni (Male)
Date of election
22.03.2022