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Elections in Senegal
 
Political Profile
Political System: Democracy
President: Macky Sall (APR-Yakaar) [since 2 April 2012; elected 2012] The President is elected by direct popular vote for a 7-year term. Electoral System: Two Round (Run-off).
Prime Minister: Abdoul Mbaye [since 3 April 2012] The Prime Minister is appointed by the President.
Parliament [bicameral]
--Senate (100 Seats) 35 are indirectly elected by members of the National Assembly, local, municipal and regional councils as well as the Superior Council of Senegalese Abroad, 65 members are appointed by the President; members serve 5-year terms.
--National Assembly  (150 Seats) Members are elected by direct popular vote through parallel systems - 90 in single or multi-member constituencies using the first-past-the-post system and 60 by party-list proportional representation; members serve 5-year terms.
Political Situation since Independence
1960-1963 Emerging Democracy
1963-1966 Restricted Democratic Practice
1966-1974 One Party State (UPS)
1974-1978 Restricted Democratic Practice
1978-2000 Emerging Democracy
2000-        Democracy
2012 Freedom House Rating: Political Rights - 3, Civil Liberties - 3, Status: Partly Free
Next Scheduled Presidential Election: 2019
Next Scheduled National Assembly Election: 1 July 2012
Political Parties: ADN - Action for National Development, AFP - Alliance of Progressive Forces, AJ-PADS - And Jëf-African Party for Democracy and Socialism, APJ-JJ - Alliance for Progress and Justice-Jëf-Jël, APR-Yakaar - Alliance for the Republic, BCG - Gaïndé Centrist Bloc, BMS - Bloc of the Senegalese Masses, CDP-Garab Gi - Convention for Democrats and Patriots-Garab Gi, FSD-BJ - Front for Socialism and Democracy-Benno Jubël, IDJ - Jogal Democratic Initiative, LD-MPT - Democratic League-Labor Party Movement, MDP - People's Democratic Movement, MGD - Movement of the Democratic Left, MPCL - Citizen Political Movement, MRDN - Revolutionary Movement for New Democracy, MLPS - Senegalese People's Liberal Movement, MSU - Movement for Socialism and Unity, PAI - African Independence Party, PAIM - African Party for the Independence of the Masses, PDC - Party for Democracy and Citizenship, PDS - Senegalese Democratic Party, PDS-R - Senegalese Democratic Party-Renewal, PHNJ - Humanist Party Ñaxx Jariñu, PIT - Independence and Labor Party, PLP - Party for the Liberation of People, PLS - Senegalese Liberal Party, PPC - Party for Progress and Citizenship, PPS - Senegalese People's Party, PRA-Senegal - African Regroupment Party-Senegal, PRS - Republican Party of Senegal, PS - Socialist Party, PSS - Senegalese Solidarity Party, RES-Les Verts - Rally of the Ecologists of Senegal-The Greens, REWMI - Rewmi (Country) Party, RND - National Democratic Rally, RPJS - Rally for Progress, Justice, and Socialism, RTA-S - Rally of African Laborers-Senegal, UDF-Mboloomi - Union for Democracy and Federalism-Mboolomi, UDS-R - Senegalese Democratic Union-Renewal, UPR - Union for the Republic, UPS - Senegalese Progressive Union, URD - Union for Democratic Renewal, USD - Union for Socialism and Democracy, YAAKAAR - Party of Hope.
Coalitions: Senegalese Democracy and Unity (DUS) [Contested the 1963 National Assembly Election] Member parties include the African Regroupment Party-Senegal (PRA-Senegal), African Independence Party (PAI), and a few members of the Bloc of the Senegalese Masses (BMS); Let Us Unite Senegal (JLS) [Contested the 1993 National Assembly Election] Member Parties include the National Democratic Rally (RND), And Jëf-African Party for Democracy and Socialism (AJ-PADS), and Convention for Democrats and Patriots-Garab Gi (CDP-Garab Gi); Union for Democratic Renewal (URD) [Contested the 1998 National Assembly Election] Member parties include the Alliance for Progress and Justice-Jëf-Jël (APJ-JJ), Union for Socialism and Democracy (USD), and the Movement of the Democratic Left (MGD); Alternative 2000 Coalition [Contested the 2000 Presidential Election] Member parties include the Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS), Action for National Development (ADN), And Jëf-African Party for Democracy and Socialism (AJ-PADS), Democratic League-Labor Party Movement (LD-MPT), Movement for Socialism and Unity (MSU), Independence and Labor Party (PIT), and the Union for Democracy and Federalism-Mboolomi (UDF-Mboolomi); SOPI "Change" Coalition [Contested the 2001 National Assembly Election] A Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) led alliance of 40 political parties; Alternative 2007 (CA 2007) [Contested the 2007 Presidential Election] An Alliance of Progressive Forces (AFP) led alliance that supported Moustapha Niasse's candidacy; And Liggey Sénégal [Contested the 2007 Presidential Election] A Rewmi Party led alliance that supported Idrissa Seck's candidacy; Jubbanti Sénégal [Contested the 2007 Presidential Election] A Democratic League-Labor Party Movement (LD-MPT) led alliance that supported Abdoulaye Bathily's candidacy; Sopi 2007 [Contested the 2007 Presidential and National Assembly Elections] A Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) led alliance of political parties; Takku Defaraat Sénégal [Contested the 2007 Presidential and National Assembly Elections] Member parties not available; Tekki Taaru Sénégal [Contested the 2007 Presidential Election] An alliance that supported Mamadou Lamine Diallo's candidacy; Waar-wi [Contested the 2007 National Assembly Election] Member parties not available; Allied Forces for Victory 2012 (FAL 2012) [Contested the 2012 Presidential Election] A Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) led alliance of political parties and citizens' movements that supported Abdoulaye Wade's candidacy; Bennoo Ak Tanor [Contested the 2012 Presidential Election] A Socialist Party (PS) led alliance of political parties and citizens' movements that supported Ousmane Tanor Dieng's candidacy; Bennoo Siggil Senegaal (BSS) [Contested the 2012 Presidential Election] Alliance of political parties, citizens' movements, and individuals that supported Moustapha Niasse's candidacy; Macky 2012 [Contested the 2012 Presidential Election] Alliance of political parties and citizens' movements that supported Macky Sall's candidacy; Idy 4 Président [Contested the 2012 Presidential Election] Alliance that supported Idrissa Seck's candidacy.
 
Election Results
 
 
Presidential
--Multiparty: 1963, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 2000, 2007, 2012
--Single Party: 1968, 1973
Legislative
--National Assembly
----Multiparty: 19591963, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2001, 2007, 2012
----Single Party: 1968, 1973
--Senate: 1999, 2007
Referendums: 19581963, 1970, 2001
 
 
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

1,100,823

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

   893,251 (81.1%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

          988

Total Valid Votes

   892,263

Results Number of Votes % of Votes
"Yes" Votes 870,362 97.55%
"No" Votes 21,901 2.45%
 
22 March 1959 Legislative Assembly Election

Registered Voters

1,107,057

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

   824,229 (74.5%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

       1,417

Total Valid Votes

   822,812

Party Number of Votes % of Votes Number of Seats (80)
Senegalese Progressive Union (UPS) 682,865 82.99% 80
Senegalese Solidarity Party (PSS) 99,330 12.07% -
African Regroupment Party-Senegal (PRA-Senegal) 40,270 4.89% -
Others 347 0.04% -
 
Note: Léopold Sédar Senghor (UPS) was elected president on 5 September 1960 following the withdrawal of Senegal from the short-lived Mali Federation.
 
3 March 1963 Referendum
Main Points: Abolition of the post of Prime Minister

Registered Voters

1,232,479

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,162,060 (94.3%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

          634

Total Valid Votes

1,161,426

Results Number of Votes % of Votes
"Yes" Votes 1,155,077 99.45%
"No" Votes 6,349 0.55%
 
1 December 1963 Presidential Election*

Registered Voters

1,339,679

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,156,059 (86.3%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

       6,124

Total Valid Votes

1,149,935

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Léopold Sédar Senghor (UPS) 1,149,935 100.00%
*Léopold Sédar Senghor received 100.00% of the valid votes cast and 99.47% of the total votes cast in the election.
 
1 December 1963 National Assembly Election

Registered Voters

1,339,679

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,203,782 (89.9%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

       1,488

Total Valid Votes

1,202,294

Party/[Coalition] Number of Votes % of Votes Number of Seats (80)
Senegalese Progressive Union (UPS) 1,132,518 94.20% 80
Senegalese Democracy and Unity [DUS] 69,776 5.80% -
 
Single Party Elections
Sole Legal Party: Senegalese Progressive Union (UPS)
25 February 1968 Presidential Election (Léopold Sédar Senghor re-elected unopposed)

Registered Voters

1,306,791

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,237,431 (94.7%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

       7,504

Total Valid Votes

1,229,927 (99.39%)

Léopold Sédar Senghor

1,229,927 (100.00%)

25 February 1968 National Assembly Election (80 Seats)

Registered Voters

1,306,791

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,215,730 (93.0%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

       5,746

Total Valid Votes

1,209,984 (99.53%)

UPS

1,209,984 (100.00%)

22 February 1970 Referendum
Main Points: Reintroduction of the post of Prime Minister

Registered Voters

1,329,701

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,266,381 (95.2%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

       4,259

Total Valid Votes

1,262,122

"Yes" Votes

1,261,580 (99.96%)

"No" Votes

          542   (0.04%)

28 January 1973 Presidential Election (Léopold Sédar Senghor re-elected unopposed)

Registered Voters

1,399,433

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,357,359 (97.0%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

          303

Total Valid Votes

1,357,056 (99.98%)

Léopold Sédar Senghor

1,357,056 (100.00%)

28 January 1973 National Assembly Election (100 Seats)

Registered Voters

1,399,433

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,356,099 (96.9%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

          793

Total Valid Votes

1,355,306 (99.94%)

UPS

1,355,306 (100.00%)

 
26 February 1978 Presidential Election

Registered Voters

1,566,250

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

   988,566 (63.1%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

       6,234

Total Valid Votes

   982,332

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Léopold Sédar Senghor (PS) 807,515 82.20%
Abdoulaye Wade (PDS) 174,817 17.80%
 
26 February 1978 National Assembly Election

Registered Voters

1,566,250

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

   974,825 (62.2%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

       7,344

Total Valid Votes

   967,481

Party Number of Votes % of Votes Number of Seats (100)
Socialist Party (PS) 790,799 81.74% 83
Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) 172,948 17.88% 17
African Independence Party (PAI) 3,734 0.39% -
 
27 February 1983 Presidential Election

Registered Voters

1,928,257

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,093,244 (56.7%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

       4,169

Total Valid Votes

1,089,075

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Abdou Diouf (PS) 908,879 83.45%
Abdoulaye Wade (PDS) 161,067 14.79%
Mamadou Dia (MDP) 15,150 1.39%
Oumar Wone (PPS) 2,146 0.20%
Majhemout Diop (PAI) 1,833 0.17%
 
27 February 1983 National Assembly Election

Registered Voters

1,928,257

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,083,681 (56.2%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

       4,511

Total Valid Votes

1,079,170

Party Number of Votes % of Votes Number of Seats (120)
Socialist Party (PS) 862,713 79.94% 111
Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) 150,785 13.97% 8
National Democratic Rally (RND) 29,271 2.71% 1
People's Democratic Movement (MDP) 13,030 1.21% -
Democratic League-Labor Party Movement (LD-MPT) 12,053 1.12% -
Independence and Labor Party (PIT) 5,910 0.55% -
African Independence Party (PAI) 3269 0.30% -
Senegalese People's Party (PPS) 2139 0.20% -
 
28 February 1988 Presidential Election

Registered Voters

1,932,265

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,135,501 (58.8%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

       4,033

Total Valid Votes

1,131,468

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Abdou Diouf (PS) 828,301 73.20%
Abdoulaye Wade (PDS) 291,869 25.80%
Babacar Niang (PLP) 8,449 0.75%
Landing Savané (MRDN) 2,849 0.25%
 
28 February 1988 National Assembly Election

Registered Voters

1,932,265

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,118,246 (57.9%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

       4,500

Total Valid Votes

1,113,746

Party Number of Votes % of Votes Number of Seats (120)
Socialist Party (PS) 794,559 71.34% 103
Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) 275,552 24.74% 17
Democratic League-Labor Party Movement (LD-MPT) 15,664 1.41% -
Party for the Liberation of People (PLP) 13,186 1.18% -
Independence and Labor Party (PIT) 9,304 0.84% -
Senegalese Democratic Party-Renewal (PDS-R) 5,481 0.49% -
 
21 February 1993 Presidential Election

Registered Voters

2,549,699

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,312,154 (51.5%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     15,499

Total Valid Votes

1,296,655

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Abdou Diouf (PS) 757,311 58.40%
Abdoulaye Wade (PDS) 415,295 32.03%
Landing Savané (AJ-PADS) 37,787 2.91%
Abdoulaye Bathily (LD-MPT) 31,279 2.41%
Iba Der Thiam (CDP-Garab Gi) 20,840 1.61%
Madior Diouf (RND) 12,635 0.97%
Mamadou Lô 11,058 0.85%
Babacar Niang (PLP) 10,450 0.81%
 
9 May 1993 National Assembly Election*

Registered Voters

2,613,095

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,070,930 (41.0%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

       5,966

Total Valid Votes

1,064,964

Party/[Coalition] Number of Votes % of Votes Number of Seats (120)
Socialist Party (PS) 601,886 56.52% 84
Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) 322,060 30.24% 27
Let Us Unite Senegal [JLS] 52,293 4.91% 3
Democratic League-Labor Party Movement (LD-MPT) 44,009 4.13% 3
Independence and Labor Party (PIT) 32,359 3.04% 2
Senegalese Democratic Union-Renewal (UDS-R) 12,359 1.16% 1
*Official results published by the Constitutional Council state that 1,064,964 valid votes were cast, but the distribution of votes received by political parties totals 1,064,966 (a difference of two votes). Percentage figures in the table are based on the latter number of valid votes cast.
 
24 May 1998 National Assembly Election

Registered Voters

3,164,827

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,243,026 (39.3%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     13,903

Total Valid Votes

1,229,123

Party/[Coalition] Number of Votes % of Votes Number of Seats (140)
Socialist Party (PS) 616,847 50.19% 93
Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) 235,470 19.16% 23
Union for Democratic Renewal [URD] 162,374 13.21% 11
And Jëf-African Party for Democracy and Socialism (AJ-PADS) 60,760 4.94% 4
Democratic League Labor Party Movement (LD-MPT) 48,445 3.94% 3
Convention for Democrats and Patriots-Garab Gi (CDP-Garab Gi) 24,579 2.00% 1
Front for Socialism and Democracy-Benno Jubël (FSD-BJ) 16,445 1.34% 1
Senegalese Democratic Party-Renewal (PDS-R) 12,978 1.06% 1
Independence and Labor Party (PIT) 10,899 0.89% 1
National Democratic Rally (RND) 8,220 0.67% 1
Gaïndé Centrist Bloc (BCG) 7,517 0.61% 1
Senegalese Patriotic Rally-Jammi Rewmi (RPS-JR) 4,706 0.38% -
Movement for Socialism and Unity (MSU) 3677 0.30% -
Senegalese Republican Movement (MRS) 3,600 0.29% -
African Party for the Independence of the Masses (PAIM) 3,456 0.28% -
Rally for Progress, Justice, and Socialism (RPJS) 3,336 0.27% -
Action for National Development (ADN) 2,994 0.24% -
Union for Democracy and Federalism-Mboolomi (UDF-Mboolomi) 2,820 0.23% -
 
February/March 2000 Presidential Election
First Round (27 February 2000) [Results by Region]

Registered Voters

2,725,987

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,696,384 (62.2%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     23,400

Total Valid Votes

1,672,984

Second Round (19 March 2000)

Registered Voters

2,745,239

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,667,775 (60.8%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     10,474

Total Valid Votes

1,657,301

Candidate (Party) [Coalition] First Round Second Round
Number of Votes % of Votes Number of Votes % of Votes
Abdoulaye Wade (PDS) [Alternative 2000] 518,740 31.01% 969,332 58.49%
Abdou Diouf (PS) 690,917 41.30% 687,969 41.51%
Moustapha Niassé (AFP) 280,538 16.77% - -
Djibo Leïty Kâ (URD) 118,484 7.08% - -
Iba Der Thiam (CDP-Garab Gi) 20,164 1.21% - -
Ousseynou Fall (PRS) 18,604 1.11% - -
Cheikh Abdoulaye Dièye (FSD-BJ) 16,211 0.97% - -
Mademba Sock (RTA-S) 9,326 0.56% - -
 
7 January 2001 Constitutional Referendum [Results by Region]
Main Points: Reduction of Presidential term from 7 to 5 years, Unicameral Legislature (Abolishing the Senate)

Registered Voters

2,563,422

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,685,162 (65.7%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     26,622

Total Valid Votes

1,658,540

Results Number of Votes % of Votes
"Yes" Votes 1,559,432 94.02%
"No" Votes 99,108 5.98%
 
29 April 2001 National Assembly Election

Registered Voters

2,804,352

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,889,928 (67.4%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     11,082

Total Valid Votes

1,878,846

Party/Coalition Number of Votes % of Votes Number of Seats (120)
Sopi Coalition 931,617 49.58% 89
Alliance of Progressive Forces (AFP) 303,150 16.13% 11
Socialist Party (PS) 326,126 17.36% 10
And Jëf-African Party for Democracy and Socialism (AJ-PADS) 76,102 4.05% 2
Union for Democratic Renewal (URD) 69,109 3.68% 3
Senegalese Liberal Party (PLS) 17,240 0.92% 1
Party for Progress and Citizenship (PPC) 17,122 0.91% 1
Alliance for Progress and Justice-Jëf-Jël (APJ-JJ) 15,048 0.80% 1
National Democratic Rally (RND) 13,286 0.71% 1
Independence and Labor Party (PIT) 10,854 0.58% 1
Others 99,192 5.28% -
 
25 February 2007 Presidential Election

Registered Voters

4,917,157

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

3,472,712 (70.6%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     47,786

Total Valid Votes

3,424,926

Candidate (Party) [Coalition] Number of Votes % of Votes
Abdoulaye Wade (PDS) [Sopi 2007] 1,914,403 55.90%
Idrissa Seck (Rewmi) [And Liggey Sénégal] 510,922 14.92%
Ousmane Tanor Dieng (PS) 464,287 13.56%
Moustapha Niasse (AFP) [CA 2007] 203,129 5.93%
Robert Sagna [Takku Defaraat Sénégal] 88,446 2.58%
Abdoulaye Bathily (LD-MPT) [Jubbanti Sénégal] 75,797 2.21%
Landing Savané (AJ-PADS) 70,780 2.07%
Talla Sylla (APJ-JJ) 18,022 0.53%
Cheikh Bamba Dièye (FSD-BJ) 17,233 0.50%
Mamadou Lamine Diallo [Tekki Taaru Sénégal] 16,570 0.48%
Mame Adama Guèye 13,700 0.40%
Doudou Ndoye (UPR) 9,918 0.29%
Alioune Mbaye 9,016 0.26%
Louis Jacques Senghor (MLPS) 8,212 0.24%
Modou Dia 4,491 0.13%
 
3 June 2007 National Assembly Election*

Registered Voters

5,004,096

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,738,675 (34.7%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     18,349

Total Valid Votes

1,720,326

Party/Coalition Number of Votes % of Votes Number of Seats (150)
Sopi 2007 coalition 1,190,609 69.21% 131
Takku Defaraat Sénégal coalition 86,621 5.04% 3
And Defar Sénégal coalition 84,998 4.94% 3
Waar-wi coalition 74,919 4.35% 3
Rally for the People (RP) 73,083 4.25% 2
Front for Socialism and Democracy-Benno Jubël (FSD-BJ) 37,427 2.18% 1
Alliance for Progress and Justice-Jëf-Jël (APJ-JJ) 33,297 1.94% 1
Convergence for Renewal and Citizenship (CRC) 30,658 1.78% 1
Authentic Socialist Party (PSA) 26,320 1.53% 1
National Patriotic Union (UNP) 22,271 1.29% 1
Reform Movement for Social Development (MRDS) 20,041 1.16% 1
Rally of the Ecologists of Senegal-The Greens (RES-Les Verts) 17,267 1.00% 1
Social Democrat Party-Jant Bi (PSD-JB) 15,968 0.93% 1
Senegalese Patriotic Rally-Jammi Rewmi (RPS-JR) 6,847 0.40% -
*The election was boycotted by coalition of opposition parties known as the Siggil Sénégal Front (FSS).
 
February/March 2012 Presidential Election
First Round (26 February 2012) [Results by Region]

Registered Voters

5,302,349

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

2,735,135 (51.6%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     28,346

Total Valid Votes

2,706,789

Second Round (25 March 2012) [Results by Region]

Registered Voters

5,301,648

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

2,915,893 (55.0%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     14,093

Total Valid Votes

2,901,800

Candidate (Party) [Coalition] First Round Second Round
Number of Votes % of Votes Number of Votes % of Votes
Abdoulaye Wade (PDS) [FAL 2012] 942,327 34.81% 992,556 34.20%
Macky Sall (APR-Yakaar) [Macky 2012] 719,367 26.58% 1,909,244 65.80%
Moustapha Niasse (AFP) [BSS] 357,330 13.20% - -
Ousmane Tanor Dieng (PS) [Bennoo Ak Tanor]

305,924

11.30%

-

-

Idrissa Seck (Rewmi) [Idy 4 Président]

212,853

7.86%

-

-

Cheikh Bamba Dièye (FSD-BJ)

52,196

1.93%

-

-

Ibrahima Fall

48,972

1.81%

-

-

Cheikh Tidiane Gadio (MPCL)

26,655

0.98%

-

-

Mor Dieng (Yaakaar) 11,402 0.42%

-

-

Djibril Ngom

10,207

0.38%

-

-

Oumar Khassimou Dia (PHNJ)

6,469

0.24%

-

-

Amsatou Sow Sidibé (PDC)*

5,167

0.19%

-

-

Doudou Ndoye (UPR)

4,566

0.17%

-

-

Diouma Diakhaté (IDJ) 3,354 0.12%

-

-

*Amsatou Sow Sidibé received the nomination of the Party for Democracy and Citizenship (PDC). The Convergence Movement of Actors for the Defense of Republican Values (CAR-Leneen), which she leads, is a citizens' movement as opposed to a political party.
 
1 July 2012 National Assembly Election

Registered Voters

5,368,783

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,968,852 (36.7%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

       7,076

Total Valid Votes

1,961,776

Party/Coalition Number of Votes % of Votes Number of Seats (150)
Benno Bokk Yakaar coalition 1,040,899 53.06% 119
Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) 298,846 15.23% 12
Bokk Giss Giss coalition 143,180 7.30% 4
Citizen Movement for National Reform (MCRN-Bes Du Ñakk) 113,321 5.78% 4
Republican Movement for Socialism and Democracy (MRDS) 70,655 3.60% 2
Party for Truth and Development (PVD) 48,553 2.47% 2
Union for Democratic Renewal (URD) 21,964 1.12% 1
Senegalese Patriotic Movement (MPS-Faxas) 21,868 1.11% 1
Patriotic Convergence for Justice and Equity (CPJE-Nay Leer) 20,762 1.06% 1
Party for the Emergence of Citizens (Tekki 2012) 20,671 1.05% 1
Deggo Souxali Transport ak Commerce (DSTC) 18,859 0.96% 1
Leeral coalition 17,791 0.91% 1
And Jëf-African Party for Democracy and Socialism (AJ-PADS) 15,889 0.81% 1
Democratic Alliance (AD-Pencoo) 14,841 0.76% -
And Taxawal Askan Wi coalition 12,922 0.47% -
Wallu Askan Senegal coalition 12,044 0.61% -
Rally of the Ecologists of Senegal-The Greens (RES-Les Verts) 11,783 0.60% -
Salam coalition 10,855 0.55% -
Authentic Socialist Party (PSA) 9,577 0.49% -
Lii Dal Na Xel coalition 9,216 0.47% -
Taxawu Askan Wi Party (PETAW) 8,107 0.41% -
Synergy for Progress and Democracy (SPD) 7,326 0.37% -
Allied Coalition of the People (CAP 21) 6,717 0.34% -
Citizen Democracy (DC) 5,130 0.26% -