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Elections in Guinea
 
Political Profile
Political System: Emerging Democracy 
President: Alpha Condé (RPG) [since 21 December 2010; elected 2010] The President is elected by direct popular vote for a 7-year term. Electoral System: Two Round (Run-off).
Prime Minister: Mohamed Said Fofana [since 24 December 2010] The Prime Minister is appointed by the President.
National Assembly [unicameral] (114 Seats) Members are elected by direct popular vote through parallel systems - 38 in single-member constituencies using the first-past-the-post (simple majority) system and 76 in one national constituency using the party-list proportional representation system; members serve 5-year terms.
Political Situation since Independence
1958-1984 One Party State (PDG)
1984-1990 Military Regime
1990-1993 Multiparty Transition
1993-2008 Restricted Democratic Practice
2008-2010 Military Regime
2010-        Emerging Democracy
2012 Freedom House Rating: Political Rights - 5, Civil Liberties - 5, Status: Partly Free
Next Scheduled Presidential Election: 2017
Next Scheduled National Assembly Election: 2012
Political Parties: ADPG - Future Democratic Prosperity of Guinea, ANP - National Alliance for Progress, BAG - African Bloc of Guinea, CDP - Pan-African Democratic Convention, DSG - Socialist Democracy of Guinea, DYAMA - Dyama Party, FUDEC - United Front for Democracy and Change, GECI - Citizen Generation, GPT - Guinea For All, NGR - New Generation for the Republic, PDG - Democratic Party of Guinea, PDG-RDA - Democratic Party of Guinea-African Democratic Rally, PDU - Party for Development and Unity, PEDN - Party of Hope for National Development, PLUS - Liberal Party for Unity and Solidarity, PNR - National Party for Renewal, PPG - Guinean People’s Party, PR - Republican Party, PRP - Party of Renewal and Progress, PTS Work and Solidarity Party, PUD - Party of the Union for Development, PUDIG - Union Party for the Integrated Development of Guinea, PUP - Party of Unity and Progress (authoritarian), RDIG - Rally for the Integral Development of Guinea, RDR - Rally for the Defense of the Republic, RGP - Rally for a Prosperous Guinea, RGUD - Guinean Rally for Unity and Development, RPG - Rally of the Guinean People, UDG - Democratic Union of Guinea, UFD - Union of Democratic Forces, UFDG - Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea, UFR - Union of Republican Forces, UNPG - National Union for the Prosperity of Guinea, UNR - Union for the New Republic, UPG - Union for the Progress of Guinea, UPN - Union for National Progress, UPR - Union for Progress and Renewal.
 
Election Results
 
 
Presidential
--Single Party: 1961, 1968, 1974, 1982
--Multiparty: 1993, 1998, 2003, 2010
Legislative
--Single Party: 1963, 1968, 1974, 1980
--Multiparty: 1957, 1995, 2002
Referenda: 1958, 1990, 2001
 
 
31 March 1957 Territorial Assembly Election

Registered Voters

1,270,847

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

   765,789 (60.3%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     10,569

Total Valid Votes

   755,220

Party Number of Votes % of Votes Number of Seats (60)
Democratic Party of Guinea-African Democratic Rally (PDG-RDA) 584,438 77.39% 56
Socialist Democracy of Guinea (DSG) 77,643 10.28% 3
African Bloc of Guinea (BAG) 45,489 6.02% -
Others 47,650 6.31% 1
 
28 September 1958 Constitutional Referendum
Main Points: Approval of the constitution meant internal autonomy within the "French Community." France agreed to grant independence to any territory that rejected the proposed constitution.
Ballot Question: Do you approve the Constitution proposed by the Government of the Republic?

Registered Voters

1,408,500

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,203,875 (85.5%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     10,570

Total Valid Votes

1,193,305

Results Number of Votes % of Votes
"Yes" Votes 56,981 4.78%
"No" Votes 1,136,324 95.22%
 
Single Party Elections
Sole Legal Party: Democratic Party of Guinea (PDG)
15 January 1961 Presidential Election (Ahmed Sékou Touré re-elected unopposed)

Registered Voters

1,586,544

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,576,747 (99.4%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

          167

Total Valid Votes

1,576,580 (99.99%)

Ahmed Sékou Touré

1,576,580 (100.00%)

28 September 1963 National Assembly Election
1 January 1968 Presidential Election (Ahmed Sékou Touré re-elected unopposed)

Registered Voters

1,996,926

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,990,829 (99.7%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

          103

Total Valid Votes

1,990,726 (99.99%)

Ahmed Sékou Touré

1,990,726 (100.00%)

1 January 1968 National Assembly Election (75 Seats)
27 December 1974 Presidential Election (Ahmed Sékou Touré re-elected unopposed)
27 December 1974 National Assembly Election (150 Seats)
27 January 1980 National Assembly Election (210 Seats)

Registered Voters

2,506,298

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

2,398,356 (95.7%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

       4,756

Total Valid Votes

2,393,600 (99.80%)

PDG

2,393,600 (100.00%)

9 May 1982 Presidential Election (Ahmed Sékou Touré re-elected unopposed)

Registered Voters

3,100,110

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

3,063,700 (98.8%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

              8

Total Valid Votes

3,063,692 (100.00%)

Ahmed Sékou Touré

3,063,692 (100.00%)

Note: Ahmed Sékou Touré, as the leader of the ruling Democratic Party of Guinea (PDG), automatically became president with the establishment of the Republic on 2 December 1958.
 
23 December 1990 Constitutional Referendum
Main Points: Not Available

Registered Voters

3,004,961

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

2,926,968 (97.4%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

       5,234

Total Valid Votes

2,921,734

Results Number of Votes % of Votes
"Yes" Votes 2,883,156 98.68%
"No" Votes 38,578 1.32%
 
19 December 1993 Presidential Election [Detailed Results]

Registered Voters

2,850,403

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

2,236,426 (78.5%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

   153,586

Total Valid Votes

2,082,840

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Lansana Conté (PUP) 1,077,017 51.71%
Alpha Condé (RPG) 407,221 19.55%
Mamadou Ba (UNR) 278,638 13.38%
Siradiou Diallo (PRP) 247,100 11.86%
Facinet Touré (UNPG) 29,275 1.41%
Jean-Marie Doré (UPG) 19,007 0.91%
Mansour Kaba (DYAMA) 12,886 0.62%
Ismail Ghussein (PDG-RDA) 11,696 0.56%
 
11 June 1995 National Assembly Election*

Registered Voters

3,049,262

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,887,902 (61.9%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     39,330

Total Valid Votes

1,849,983

Candidate (Party) Number of Seats
76 (114)**
Party of Unity and Progress (PUP) 41 (71)
Rally of the Guinean People (RPG) 15 (19)
Union for the New Republic (UNR) 7 (9)
Party of Renewal and Progress (PRP) 7 (9)
Union for the Progress of Guinea (UPG) 2 (2)
Democratic Party of Guinea-African Democratic Rally (PDG-RDA) 1 (1)
National Union for the Prosperity of Guinea (UNPG) 1 (1)
Democratic Party of Guinea (PDG) 1 (1)
Dyama Party (DYAMA) 1 (1)
*The figures regarding total votes, voter turnout, invalid/blank votes, and total valid votes cast are based on the results of the proportional representation vote.
**76 of the 114 seats are filled through proportional representation. The remaining 38 seats are filled by members elected from single-member constituencies. Figures in parentheses reflect the final distribution of seats.
 
14 December 1998 Presidential Election

Registered Voters

3,719,197

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

2,656.113 (71.4%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     63,092

Total Valid Votes

2,593,021

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Lansana Conté (PUP) 1,455,007 56.11%
Mamadou Ba (UPR) 638,563 24.63%
Alpha Condé (RPG) 429,934 16.58%
Jean-Marie Doré (UPG) 44,746 1.73%
Charles Pascal Tolno (PPG) 24,771 0.96%
 
11 November 2001 Referendum
Main Points: Removal of Presidential term limits, Increasing the President's mandate from five to seven year terms.

Registered Voters

4,310,081

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

3,758,390 (87.2%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     52,968

Total Valid Votes

3,705,422

Results Number of Votes % of Votes
"Yes" Votes 3,644,653 98.36%
"No" Votes 60,769 1.64%
 
30 June 2002 National Assembly Election*

Registered Voters

4,458,831

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

3,192,870 (71.6%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     30,015

Total Valid Votes

3,162,855

Party Number of Votes** % of Votes** Number of Seats 76 (114)**
Party of Unity and Progress (PUP) 1,947,318 61.57% 47 (85)
Union for Progress and Renewal (UPR) 842,270 26.63% 20 (20)
Union for the Progress of Guinea (UPG) 130,065 4.11% 3 (3)
Democratic Party of Guinea (PDG) 107,666 3.40% 3 (3)
National Alliance for Progress (ANP) 62,780 1.98% 2 (2)
Party of the Union for Development (PUD) 20,823 0.66% 1 (1)
Guinean People’s Party (PPG) 19,297 0.61% - (-)
Union for Democracy and Solidarity (UDS) 16,342 0.52% - (-)
Ecologists' Party of Guinea (PEG) 16,294 0.52% -
*The main opposition Rally of the Guinean People (RPG) boycotted the election.
**76 of the 114 seats are filled through proportional representation. The number of votes cast and percentage of votes received by political party are based on the results of the proportional representation vote. The remaining 38 seats are filled by members elected from single-member constituencies. Figures in parentheses reflect the final distribution of seats.
 
21 December 2003 Presidential Election*

Registered Voters

5,009,780

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

Not Available (N/A)

Candidate (Party) % of Votes
Lansana Conté (PUP) 95.25%
Mamadou Bhoye Barry (UPN) 4.75%
*Most opposition parties boycotted the election.
 
June/November 2010 Presidential Election
First Round (27 June 2010)

Registered Voters

3,778,177

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,949,392 (51.6%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

   177,416

Total Valid Votes

1,771,976

Second Round (7 November 2010) [Results by Prefecture]

Registered Voters

4,270,531

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

2,898,233 (67.9%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     89,594

Total Valid Votes

2,808,639

Candidate (Party) First Round Second Round
% of Votes Number of Votes % of Votes
Alpha Condé (RPG) 18.25% 1,474,973 52.52%
Cellou Dalein Diallo (UFDG) 43.69% 1,333,666 47.48%
Sidya Touré (UFR) 13.02% - -
Lansana Kouyaté (PEDN) 7.04% - -
Papa Koly Kourouma (RDR) 5.74% - -
Ibrahima Abe Sylla (NGR) 3.23% - -
Jean Marc Telliano (RDIG) 2.33% - -
Aboubacar Somparé (PUP) 0.95% - -
Boubacar Barry (PNR) 0.80% - -
Ousmane Bah (UPR) 0.68% - -
Ibrahima Kassory Fofana (GPT) 0.66% - -
Ousmane Kaba (PLUS) 0.54% - -
François Lounceny Fall (FUDEC) 0.46% - -
Mamadou Sylla (UDG) 0.45% - -
Saran Daraba Kaba (CDP) 0.39% - -
Mamady Diawara (PTS) 0.31% - -
Boubacar Bah (ADPG) 0.30% - -
Alpha Ibrahima Keira (PR) 0.25% - -
M'Bemba Traoré (PDU) 0.24% - -
Mamadou Baadiko Bah (UFD) 0.19% - -
Joseph Bangoura (PUDIG) 0.18% - -
Abraham Bouré (RGUD) 0.12% - -
Fodé Mohamed Soumah (GECI) 0.11% - -
Bouna Keita (RGP) 0.07% - -