Burkina Faso

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.
22.11.2020
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
22.12.2020
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.
30.11.2025
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.
127
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
6,492,868

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The Alliance of Parties in the Presidential Majority (APMP), which supported Mr. Roch Kaboré’s re-election in 2020, took about 80 seats in the 127-member National Assembly. The parties include President Kaboré’s People's Movement for Progress (MPP), which took 56 seats, and the New Era for Democracy (NTD) led by transport minister Vincent Dabilgou, which increased its share of seats from 3 to 13. The Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP) came second with 20 seats, thereby becoming the largest opposition force in the new legislature. CDP was the party of former President Blaise Compaoré, and is currently led by Mr. Eddie Komboïgo. The Union for Progress and Change (UPC) reduced its share of seats from 33 to 12 (see note). Led by former Finance Minister Zéphirin Diabré, UPC was the largest opposition party in the outgoing legislature.

In the presidential elections held in parallel with the parliamentary polls, the incumbent President Kaboré was re-elected. He advocated “a continuous dialogue to work towards peace and development” of the country. Among others, he defeated Mr. Komboïgo (CDP) and Mr. Diabré (UPC) who finished second and third respectively. On 28 December, Mr. Kaboré was sworn in for a second term as President.

The 2020 elections were held amid Islamist and ethnic violence that forced one million people to flee their homes and claimed more than 2,000 lives in 2020 alone. According to the Central Election Commission, some 166,000 voters were unable to register for the 2020 polls for fear of violence in the north and east of the country. 

Note:
UPC leader Mr. Diabré subsequently joined the government as Minister of State ¬– Minister of National Reconciliation and Social Cohesion. On 26 February 2021, UPC officially joined the APMP. A communiqué from the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization (15 March 2021) lists 82 parties in the Presidential Majority. They include the nine parties listed below, which jointly hold 98 seats. The communiqué also lists 32 opposition parties. They include CDP, the Alliance for Democracy and Federation - African Democratic Rally (ADF-RDA), and Act Together (AGIR); together they hold a total of 25 seats. A few parties in the current legislature do not appear in either list. 

• People's Movement for Progress (MPP): 56
• New Era for Democracy (NTD): 13
• Union for Progress and Change (UPC): 12
• Union for Rebirth / Sankarist Party (UNIR/PS): 5
• Movement for Burkina of the Future (MBF): 4
• Patriotic Rally for Integrity (RPI): 3
• Party for Development and Change (PDC): 3
• Pan-African Alliance for Reform (APR): 1
• United Progressives for Renewal (PUR): 1
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
15
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.
44.09%
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
People's Movement for Progress (MPP) 56
Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP) 20
New Era for Democracy (NTD) 13
Union for Progress and Change (UPC) 12
Union for Rebirth / Sankarist Party (UNIR/PS) 5
Movement for Burkina of the Future (MBF) 4
Alliance for Democracy and Federation - African Democratic Rally (ADF-RDA) 3
Patriotic Rally for Integrity (RPI) 3
Party for Development and Change (PDC) 3
National Convention for Progress (CNP) 2
Act Together (AGIR) 2
Party for Democracy and Socialism (PDS) 1
Convergence for Progress and Solidarity - Generation 3 (CPS-G3) 1
Pan-African Alliance for Reform (APR) 1
United Progressives for Renewal (PUR) 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
119
Number of women elected
8
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.
6.3%
Women Directly Elected
8

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.
119
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.
8
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.
28.12.2020
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.
Alassane Bala​ Sakandé (Male)
Political party
People's Movement for Progress (MPP)
Date of election
28.12.2020