Comoros

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Assembly of the Union

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.
19.01.2020 to 23.02.2020
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.
31.01.2025
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.
24
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
317,749
Votes Number of people who actually voted
225,163
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
70.86%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The Presidential Movement Alliance, supporting President Azali Assoumani (see note 1), took all seats in the Assembly of the Union, which now comprises 24 seats (see note 2). The President’s Convention for the Renewal of the Comoros (CRC) took 20 seats, the Orange Party (led by Interior Minister Mohamed Daoudou) and independent candidates (endorsed by the RADHI – Rally for an Alternative of Harmonious and Integrated Development – party, led by the Minister of Economy Houmedi Msaidié) took two seats each. Four women were elected – three up from one elected woman in the 2015 elections. Opposition parties, which had demanded ‟transparent , free, and democratic” elections, boycotted the 2020 elections. In the absence of the opposition, the 2020 elections reportedly kept low profile. 
 
 Note 1:
 Under the 2001 Constitution, which came into force following the 1999 coup (when President Azali Assoumani seized power), Comoros had installed a rotating presidency of amongst the country’s three islands: Anjouan, Grande-Comore and Mohéli. Mr. Assoumani won the presidency again in 2016 for a single non-renewable mandate of five years. In a constitutional referendum held in 2018, the presidential term limits and the rotating presidency were abolished. 
 The presidential elections, which were due to be held by 2021, were moved to 2019; a move to allow Mr. Assoumani to serve two new terms under the 2019 constitutional amendments. The Presidential Movement Alliance, led by Mr. Youssouf Ali Mlipva, supported Mr. Assoumani. The opposition parties rejected the results for alleged vote rigging. 
 
 Note 2:
 Ordinance No.19-002/PR of 1 October 2019 abolished nine seats (three seats each elected by the assemblies of the three islands of the Union). Consequently, the statutory number of the Assembly of the Union decreased from 33 to 24, all directly elected.
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.
83.33%
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total 1st round 2nd round
Convention for the Renewal of the Comoros (CRC) 20 16 4
Orange Party 2 1 1
Independents 2 2 0
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
20
Number of women elected
4
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.
16.67%
Sources
Assembly of the Union (10.02.2020)
 Independent National Election Commission (CENI, 09.03.2020)
 Communiqué de presse N°20 / 002 / CENI
 https://www.facebook.com/cenicomores/
 ordonnance N°19-002/PR du 1 octobre 2019
 BBC Monitoring
 AFP
 Reuters
 http://www.rfi.fr
 https://alwatwan.net
 https://la1ere.francetvinfo.fr
 http://www.comores-infos.net
 https://www.aljazeera.com
Women Directly Elected
4

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.
4
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.
03.04.2020
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.
Abdou Moustadroine (Male)
Political party
Convention for the Renewal of the Comoros (CRC)
Date of election
03.04.2020