National Assembly (Senegal)

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The National Assembly (French: Assemblée nationale) is the lower house of Senegal's parliament.

The current National Assembly

The current National Assembly, formed following elections held on 1 July 2012, has a total of 150 elected members who serve five-year terms. The electoral system is a mixed member majoritarian (MMM) system. Ninety deputies are elected in 35 single and multi-member districts (departments) by simple majority (plurality) party block vote (PBV, winning party list takes all seats in the district). The remaining 60 seats are filled proportionally based on the national distribution of votes. Voters have a single ballot and vote for the party list. This single ballot is applied to both the majoritarian and proportional vote counts.

Party Votes % Seats
United in Hope coalition[a] 1,040,899 53.06 119
Senegalese Democratic Party 298,846 15.23 12
Bokk Gis Gis 143,180 7.30 4
Citizen Movement for National Reform 113,321 5.78 4
Republican Movement for Socialism and Democracy 70,655 3.60 2
Party for Truth and Development 48,553 2.47 2
Union for Democratic Renewal 21,964 1.12 1
Senegalese Patriotic Movement 21,868 1.11 1
Patriotic Convergence for Justice and Equity 20,762 1.06 1
Party for the Emergence of Citizens 20,671 1.05 1
Deggo Souxali Transport ak Commerce 18,859 0.96 1
Leeral Coalition 17,791 0.91 1
And-Jëf/African Party for Democracy and Socialism 15,889 0.81 1
Democratic Alliance 14,841 0.76 0
And Taxawal Askan Wi coalition 12,922 0.47 0
Wallu Askan Senegal coalition 12,044 0.61 0
Rally of the Ecologists of Senegal 11,783 0.60 0
Salam coalition 10,855 0.55 0
Authentic Socialist Party 9,577 0.49 0
Lii Dal Na Xel coalition 9,216 0.47 0
Taxawu Askan Wi Party 8,107 0.41 0
Synergy for Progress and Democracy 7,326 0.37 0
Allied Coalition of the People 6,717 0.34 0
Citizen Democracy 5,130 0.26 0
Invalid/blank votes 7,076
Total 1,968,852 100 150
Registered voters/turnout 5,368,783 36.67
Source: African Elections Database

a The United in Hope coalition included the Alliance for the Republic.1

Previous National Assembly election results

Political Party/Coalition Election Year
1963 1968(1) 1973(1) 1978 1983 1988 1993 1998
Senegalese Progressive Union (UPS)
(note 2)
80 - - - - - - -
Socialist Party of Senegal (PS) - 80 100 83 111 103 84 93
Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) - - - 17 08 17 27 23
National Democratic Rally (RND) - - - - 01 - - 01
Democratic League - Movement for the Labour Party (LD-MPT) - - - - - - 03 03
Let Us Unite Senegal (JLS) (note 3) - - - - - - 03 -
Party of Independence and Work (PIT) - - - - - - 02 01
Senegalese Democratic Union-Renewal (UDS-R) - - - - - - 01 01
Union for Democratic Renewal (URD) - - - - - - - 11
And-Jëf-African Party for Democracy and Socialism (AJ-PADS) - - - - - - - 04
Convention of Democrats and Patriots-Garab Gi (CDP-Garab Gi) - - - - - - - 01
Front for Socialism and Democracy/Benno Jubël (FSD-BJ) - - - - - - - 01
Gaïndé Centrist Bloc (BGC) - - - - - - - 01
Total 80 80 100 100 120 120 120 140

Notes

  1. The Senegalese Progressive Union (UPS) was the Socialist Party's predecessor.
  2. Senegal was a one party state from 1966 to 1974. Only the Socialist Party fielded candidates in the 1968 and 1973 elections.
  3. Let Us Unite Senegal (JLS) was a coalition of three political parties - 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).

List of National Assembly Presidents

President Began Ended Political Party
Lamine Guèye 1960 1968
Amadou Cissé Dia 1968 1983
Habib Thiam 1983 1984
Daouda Sow 12 April 1984 1988
Abdoul Aziz Ndaw 1988 1993 Socialist Party of Senegal
Cheikh Abdoul Khadre Cissokho 1993 2001 Socialist Party of Senegal
Youssou Diagne 2001 12 June 2002
Pape Diop June 2002 June 2007 Senegalese Democratic Party
Macky Sall 20 June 2007 9 November 2008 Senegalese Democratic Party
Mamadou Seck 16 November 2008 30 July 2012 Senegalese Democratic Party
Moustapha Niasse 30 July 2012 present Alliance of the Forces of Progress

See also

References

  1. ^ Ba, Diadie (1 July 2012), "Senegal's Sall seen winning parliament vote", Reuters 

Further reading

External links

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