Guinea

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.
22.03.2020
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Delayed elections
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.03.2025
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.
114
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

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.
33

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
5,179,600
Votes Number of people who actually voted
3,006,055
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
58.04%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
President Alpha Condé's Rally of the Guinean People (RPG) Rainbow increased its seats from 53 to 79 in the 114-member National Assembly. The elections were boycotted by the major opposition parties. The Union for the Development of Guinea (UDG, an opposition party led by Mr. Mamadou Sylla) came distant second with four seats while 22 other parties took three seats or less. The delayed elections in 2020 (see note 1) were held in parallel with a constitutional referendum (see note 2). Although the new Law of Parity was adopted in May 2019, it was not applied to the 2020 elections, pending amendments to the 2017 Electoral Code. The number of women decreased from 25 to 17 (see note 3).

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) noted the “violence that marred this double ballot which resulted in loss of life and numerous injuries”. Local human rights organizations said at least 22 people had been killed during the electoral process.

Note 1:
In January 2019, the parliamentary mandate, which was due to expire on 12 January 2019, was extended by a presidential decree until the convening of the new legislature. In November 2019, elections were called for 16 February 2020. However, on 5 February 2020, they were postponed to 1 March so as to organize the elections together with the constitutional referendum. The votes were postponed to 22 March so as to revise the electoral roll. Some 2.5 million names without supporting documentation were removed from the electoral roll, which initially comprised nearly 7.8 million voters.

Note 2:
The Government said the 2010 Constitution needed to be amended since it was approved under a transitional government after military rule. In August 2019, the Democratic Coalition for a New Constitution (CODENOC) was established by the RPG and its allies. Supporters of a new constitution argued that reforms were crucial to allow incumbent President Condé to finish his projects. In October, several civil society organizations and political parties united under the banner of the National Front for the Defence of the Constitution (FNDC). The FNDC, which includes the two largest opposition parties in the outgoing legislature – the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG) and the Union of Republican Forces (UFR), argued against a new constitution, which, in its view, would allow the 82-year old incumbent President (serving his second and last five-year term since December 2015) to seek fresh terms under the new constitution.
On 5 February 2020, the Government announced the constitutional referendum would be held on 1 March in parallel with the parliamentary elections. The UFDG and the UFR announced they would boycott the elections while the UDG said it would participate in the elections. Although the FNDC intensified its protests, calling for the postponement of both ballots, they were held on 22 March.
The new Constitution was adopted in the referendum with nearly 90 per cent of the votes cast. President Condé promulgated it on 6 April, stating that the new Constitution would enter into force as soon as it was published in the Gazette (which it was on 12 April). Under the new Constitution, the President can serve a maximum of two six-year terms, instead of five years.

Note 3:
Under the current Electoral Code, at least 30 per cent of the candidates on the proportional representation lists must be women. The 2019 law requires parties to submit “zebra” lists (alternating male and female candidates). The electoral lists are not admissible unless this condition is fulfilled. The quota concerns two-thirds (76) of the 114 seats elected under the proportional representation system (the remaining one third is elected under the first past the post system).

Note on the number of women:
In 2020, 17 women were elected. There were 18 women at the first session held on 22 April. Following the resignation of several Cabinet members as MPs and their replacement by their female substitute members, the number of women increased to 19 on 5 May.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
24
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.
72.73%
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.
69.3%
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
Note on the alternation of power
Presidential system.
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total Majority Proportional
Rally of the Guinean People (RPG) Rainbow 79 37 42
Union for the Development of Guinea (UDG) 4 0 4
Guinean Popular Democratic Movement (MPDG) 3 0 3
New Democratic Forces (NFD) 3 1 2
Democratic Alternation for Change - Constructive Opposition Bloc (ADC-BOC) 2 0 2
Union for Progress and Renewal (URP) 2 0 2
Guinea for Democracy and Balance (GDE) 2 0 2
Union of the Forces of Change (UFC) 2 0 2
Rally for the Integral Development of Guinea (RDIG) 2 0 2
Alliance for National Renewal (ARENA) 1 0 1
Rally for Renaissance and Development (RRD) 1 0 1
Rally for a Prosperous Guinea (RGP) 1 0 1
Forces of Integrity for Development (FIDEL) 1 0 1
Democratic Party of Guinea - African Democratic Rally (PDG-RDA) 1 0 1
Guinean Party for Rebirth and Progress (PGRP) 1 0 1
Alliance for National Renewal (ARN) 1 0 1
Movement of Patriots for Development (MPD) 1 0 1
Guinean Party for Progress and Development (PGPD) 1 0 1
Civic Generation (GeCI) 1 0 1
Guinea United for Development (GUD) 1 0 1
Party for Peace and Development (PPD) 1 0 1
New Generation for the Republic (NGR) 1 0 1
Union of Democratic Forces (UFD) 1 0 1
AFIA Party 1 0 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
97
Number of women elected
17
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.
14.91%
Women Directly Elected
17

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.
97
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.
17
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.
22.04.2020
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.
Amadou Damaro Camara (Male)
Political party
Rally of the Guinean People (RPG) Rainbow
Date of election
22.04.2020