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AFRICAN ELECTIONS DATABASE

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Chronology of National Elections in Sub-Saharan Africa
(01 January 1980-31 December 1989)
 
1980
1980: Angola - National People's Assembly [Single Party]
27 January: Guinea - National Assembly [Single Party]
14 & 27-29 February: Zimbabwe - House of Assembly [Multiparty]
25 February: Gabon - National Assembly [Single Party]
05 April: Cameroon - Presidential [Single Party]
14 May: São Tomé & Príncipe - National People's Assembly [Single Party]
12 October: Côte d'Ivoire - Presidential [Single Party]
26 October: Tanzania - Presidential [Single Party]
26 October: Tanzania - National Assembly [Single Party]
23 November: Côte d'Ivoire - National Assembly [Single Party]
07 December: Cape Verde - National People's Assembly [Single Party]
10 December: Uganda - National Assembly [Multiparty]
 
1981
01 February: Central African Republic - Constitutional Referendum
15 March: Central African Republic - Presidential [Multiparty]
12 June: Djibouti - Presidential [Multiparty]
29 June: South Africa - House of Assembly [Multiparty]
28 December: Rwanda - National Development Council [Single Party]
 
1982
March: Comoros - National Assembly [Single Party]
01 May: Sierra Leone - House of Representatives [Single Party]
04 May: The Gambia - Presidential [Multiparty]
04 May: The Gambia - House of Representatives [Multiparty]
09 May: Guinea - Presidential [Single Party]
21 May: Djibouti - Chamber of Deputies [Single Party]
11 June: Mauritius - Legislative Assembly [Multiparty]
13 June: Mali - National Assembly [Single Party]
15 August: Equatorial Guinea - Constitutional Referendum
September: Zaire (Congo-Kinshasa) - National Legislative Council [Single Party]
07 November: Madagascar - Presidential [Single Party]
 
1983
27 February: Senegal - Presidential [Multiparty]
27 February: Senegal - National Assembly [Multiparty]
April: Sudan - Presidential [Single Party]
29 May: Cameroon - National Assembly [Single Party]
29-30 June: Malawi - National Assembly [Single Party]
06 August: Nigeria - Presidential [Multiparty]
07 August: Seychelles - People's Assembly [Single Party]
20 August: Nigeria - Senate [Multiparty]
21 August: Mauritius - Legislative Assembly [Multiparty]
27 August: Nigeria - House of Representatives [Multiparty]
28 August: Equatorial Guinea - House of People's Representatives [Non Party]
28 August: Madagascar - National People's Assembly [Single Party]
26 September: Kenya - National Assembly [Single Party]
October: Swaziland - House of Assembly [Non Party]
27 October: Zambia - Presidential [Single Party]
27 October: Zambia - National Assembly [Single Party]
02 November: South Africa - Constitutional Reform Referendum
19 December: Rwanda - Presidential [Single Party]
26 December: Rwanda - National Development Council [Single Party]
 
1984
31 March: Guinea-Bissau - Regional Council [Single Party]
14 January: Cameroon - Presidential [Single Party]
10 June: Benin - National Revolutionary Assembly [Single Party]
17 June: Seychelles - Presidential [Single Party]
July: Zaire (Congo-Kinshasa) - Presidential [Single Party]
03 July: Liberia - Constitutional Referendum
08 September: Botswana - National Assembly [Multiparty]
23 September: Congo-Brazzaville - People's National Assembly [Single Party]
30 September: Comoros - Presidential [Single Party]
31 December: Somalia - People's Assembly [Single Party]
 
1985
24 March: Togo - National Assembly [Single Party]
31 March: Gabon - National Assembly [Single Party]
09 June: Mali - Presidential [Single Party]
09 June: Mali - National Assembly [Single Party]
27 June & 1-2 July: Zimbabwe - House of Assembly [Multiparty]
September: Lesotho - National Assembly [Multiparty]
30 September: São Tomé & Príncipe - National People's Assembly [Single Party]
15 October: Liberia - Presidential [Multiparty]
15 October: Liberia - Legislative [Multiparty]
27 October: Côte d'Ivoire - Presidential [Single Party]
27 October: Tanzania - Presidential [Single Party]
27 October: Tanzania - National Assembly [Single Party]
10 November: Côte d'Ivoire - National Assembly [Single Party]
01 December: Sierra Leone - Presidential [Single Party]
07 December: Cape Verde - National People's Assembly [Single Party]
 
1986
1986: Angola - National People's Assembly [Single Party]
1986: Mozambique - People's Assembly [Single Party]
01-12 April: Sudan - Constituent Assembly [Multiparty]
30 May: Sierra Leone - House of Representatives [Single Party]
09 November: Gabon - Presidential [Single Party]
21 November: Central African Republic - Constitutional Referendum
21 December: Togo - Presidential [Single Party]
23 December: Somalia - Presidential [Single Party]
 
1987
1987: Ethiopia - National Assembly [Single Party]
11 March: The Gambia - Presidential [Multiparty]
11 March: The Gambia - House of Representatives [Multiparty]
22 March: Comoros - National Assembly [Single Party]
24 April: Djibouti - Presidential [Single Party]
24 April: Djibouti - Chamber of Deputies [Single Party]
06 May: South Africa - House of Assembly [Multiparty]
27-28 May: Malawi - National Assembly [Single Party]
31 July: Central African Republic - National Assembly [Single Party]
30 August: Mauritius - Legislative Assembly [Multiparty]
06 September: Zaire (Congo-Kinshasa) - National Legislative Council [Single Party]
November: Swaziland - House of Assembly [Non Party]
08 December: Seychelles - People's Assembly [Single Party]
 
1988
28 February: Senegal - Presidential [Multiparty]
28 February: Senegal - National Assembly [Multiparty]
21 March: Kenya - National Assembly [Single Party]
24 April: Cameroon - Presidential [Single Party]
24 April: Cameroon - National Assembly [Single Party]
26 June: Mali - National Assembly [Single Party]
10 July: Equatorial Guinea - House of People's Representatives [Single Party]
26 October: Zambia - Presidential [Single Party]
26 October: Zambia - National Assembly [Single Party]
16 December: Rwanda - National Development Council [Single Party]
19 December: Rwanda - Presidential[Single Party]
 
1989
11-28 February: Uganda - National Resistance Council [Non Party]
12 March: Madagascar - Presidential [Single Party]
28 May: Madagascar - National People's Assembly [Single Party]
June: Seychelles - Presidential [Single Party]
15 June: Guinea-Bissau - Regional Council [Single Party]
18 June: Benin - National Revolutionary Assembly [Single Party]
25 June: Equatorial Guinea - Presidential [Single Party]
06 September: South Africa - House of Assembly [Multiparty]
24 September: Congo-Brazzaville - People's National Assembly [Single Party]
24 September: Niger - Constitutional Referendum
07 October: Botswana - National Assembly [Multiparty]
05 November: Comoros - Referendum
07-11 November: Namibia - Constituent Assembly [Multiparty]
10 December: Chad - Constitutional Referendum
12 December: Niger - Presidential [Single Party]
12 December: Niger - National Assembly [Single Party]
 

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