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Indirect Legislative Elections in Sub-Saharan Africa
 
Election Results
 
 
BURUNDI
 
1965 Senatorial Election
Composition: (16 Seats) 8 members appointed by the National Assembly, who in turn co-opted an additional 4 members, and 4 members appointed by the King.
Party Number of Seats
(16)
Union for National Progress (UPRONA) 8
Co-opted Members 4
Members appointed by the King 4
 
29 July 2005 Senatorial Election
Composition: (49 seats) 34 members (2 from each province) indirectly elected by an electoral college of communal councilors from each province, 3 members from the ethnic Twa minority, 4 former presidents, and 8 co-opted members appointed to ensure that gender (at least 30% women) quotas are met; members served 5-year terms.

Electoral College

3,225

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

2,161 (67.0%)

Party Number of Seats
34 (49)*
National Council for the Defense of Democracy-Forces for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD-FDD) 30 (32)
Front for Democracy in Burundi (FRODEBU) 3 (5)
National Council for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD) 1 (3)
Union for National Progress (UPRONA) - (2)
Ethnic Twa members - (3)
Former Presidents - (4)
*The first figure represents Senators indirectly-elected by communal councilors (34 total). Figures in parentheses reflect the final distribution of seats with the addition of co-opted and reserved seats.
 
28 July 2010 Senatorial Election*
Composition: (41 seats) 34 members (2 per province; one ethnic Hutu/one ethnic Tutsi) indirectly elected by an electoral college of communal councilors from each province, 3 members from the ethnic Twa minority, 4 former presidents. Additional members may be co-opted to ensure respect for an equal distribution of seats among Hutus and Tutsis and for the 30% quota of women; members serve 5-year terms.

Electoral College

1,935

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,500 (77.5%)

Party Number of Seats
34 (41)**
National Council for the Defense of Democracy-Forces for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD-FDD) 32 (32)
Union for National Progress (UPRONA) 2 (2)
Ethnic Twa members - (3)
Former Presidents - (4)
*The election was boycotted by most opposition parties.
**The first figure represents Senators indirectly-elected by communal councilors (34 total). Figures in parentheses reflect the final distribution of seats with the addition of reserved seats. With all mandated quotas met, there were no co-opted seats in this election.
 
GABON
 
26 January & 9 February 1997 Senatorial Election
Composition: (91 Seats) Indirectly elected by members of municipal councils and departmental assemblies on the basis of a majority vote (absolute in first round, simple in second round); members served 6-year terms.
Party Number of Seats (91)
Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG) 53
National Rally of Woodcutters (RNB) 20
Gabonese Progress Party (PGP) 4
Democratic and Republic Alliance (ADERE) 3
Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) 1
Circle of Liberal Reformers (CLR) 1
Independents 9
 
9 February 2003 Senatorial Election
Composition: (91 Seats) Indirectly elected by members of municipal and departmental assemblies; members served 6-year terms.
Party Number of Seats (91)
Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG) 67
Rally for Gabon (RPG) 8
Circle of Liberal Reformers (CLR) 4
Democratic and Republic Alliance (ADERE) 3
Others 6
Independents 3
 
18 January 2009 Senatorial Election
Composition: (102 Seats) Indirectly elected by members of municipal and departmental assemblies; members serve 6-year terms.
Party Number of Seats (91)
Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG) 75
Rally for Gabon (RPG) 6
Gabonese Union for Democracy and Development (UGDD) 3
Circle of Liberal Reformers (CLR) 2
Union of the Gabonese Peoples (UPG) 2
Gabonese Independent Center Party (PGCI) 2
Social Democratic Party (PSD) 2
Democratic and Republican Alliance (ADERE) 1
Independents 9
 
NAMIBIA
 
30 November-3 December 1992 National Council Election
Composition: (26 Seats) Two members from each of the 13 regions chosen indirectly by directly-elected regional councillors; members served 6-year terms.
Party Number of Seats (26)
South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) 19
Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA) 6
United Democratic Front (UDF) 1
 
30 November-1 December 1998 National Council Election
Composition: (26 Seats) Two members from each of the 13 regions chosen indirectly by directly-elected regional councillors; members served 6-year terms.
Party Number of Seats (26)
South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) 21
Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA) 4
United Democratic Front (UDF) 1
 
29-30 November 2004 National Council Election
Composition: (26 Seats) Two members from each of the 13 regions chosen indirectly by directly-elected regional councillors; members served 6-year terms.
Party Number of Seats (26)
South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) 24
Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA) 1
United Democratic Front (UDF) 1
 
26-27 November 2010 National Council Election
Composition: (26 Seats) Two members from each of the 13 regions chosen indirectly by directly-elected regional councillors; members serve 6-year terms.
Party Number of Seats (26)
South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) 24
Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA) 1
United Democratic Front (UDF) 1
 
SENEGAL
 
24 January 1999 Senatorial Election*
Composition: (60 Seats) 45 members elected indirectly by an Electoral College composed of National Assembly members and local, municipal and regional councillors, 12 appointed by the President of the Republic, and 3 elected by Senegalese nationals living abroad for a 5-year term.

Registered Voters

13,000 (approx.)

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

Not Available (N/A)

Invalid/Blank Votes

Not Available

Total Valid Votes

10,775

Party Number of Votes % of Votes Number of Seats (60)
Socialist Party (PS) 9,840 91.32% 58
African Independence Party (PAI) 609 5.65% 1
Senegalese Liberal Party (PLS) 326 3.03% 1
*The poll was boycotted by a majority of the opposition parties, which viewed its creation as inappropriate. The Senate was abolished following a constitutional referendum held in January 2001.
 
19 August 2007 Senatorial Election*
Composition: (100 Seats) 35 members indirectly elected by an Electoral College composed of deputies and members of local, municipal and regional councils, 65 members appointed by the President of the Republic; members serve 5-year terms.

Electoral College

13,384

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

  9,815 (73.3%)

Invalid Votes

     191

Blank Votes**

     135

Total Valid Votes**

  9,489

Party Number of Votes % of Votes Number of Seats (35)
Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) 8,177 86.17% 34
And Jëf-African Party for Democracy and Socialism (AJ-PADS) 736 7.76% 1
Union of Democratic Forces (UFD) 251 2.65% -
Authentic Socialist Party (PSA) 234 2.47% -
Gaïndé Centrist Bloc (BCG) 44 0.46% -
Taaru Sénégal-Taaru Afrik/Movement for Self-Management Socialism (TS-TA/MSA) 40 0.42% -
Bloc for the Reinforcement of Democracy in Senegal (BRDS) 7 0.07% -
*The poll was boycotted by most of the main opposition parties.
**According to the final results approved by the Constitutional Council and published in the country's Official Journal, blank votes (135) were listed separately from those deemed invalid, and added to the valid votes cast (9,489) - for a total of 9,624. Percentage figures in the table are based on the number of valid votes distributed among the political parties. Results based on the original figure are as follows: PDS (84.96%), AJ-PADS (7.65%), UFD (2.61%), PSA (2.43%), BCG (0.46%), TS-TA/MSA (0.42%), BRDS (0.07%), and Blank Votes (1.40%).