Burkinabé parliamentary election, 2002

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Parliamentary elections were held in Burkina Faso on 5 May 2002. The result was a landslide victory for the ruling Congress for Democracy and Progress, which took almost 50% of the popular vote and 57 of the 111 parliamentary seats. Voter turnout was 70.4%, though 7.5% of all votes cast (142,243) were deemed invalid.


e • d Summary of the 5 May 2002 National Assembly of Burkina Faso election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Congress for Democracy and Progress (Congrès pour la Démocratie et le Progrès) 862,119 49.5 57
Alliance for Democracy and Federation-African Democratic Rally 219,543 12.6 17
Party for Democracy and Progress/Socialist Party (Parti pour la Démocratie et le Progrès/Parti Socialiste) 122,100 7.0 10
Coalition of Democratic Forces (Coalition des Forces Démocratiques) 76,333 4.4 5
African Independence Party (Touré) (Parti Africain de l’Indépendance) 63,031 3.6 5
National Rebirth Party (Parti de la Renaissance Nationale) 47,477 2.7 4
Sankarist Pan-African Convention (Convention Panafricaine Sankariste) 45,747 2.6 3
Union for Rebirth/Sankarist Movement (Union pour la Renaissance/Mouvement Sankariste) 42,599 2.4 3
Party for Democracy and Socialism (Parti pour la Démocratie et le Socialisme) 42,039 2.4 2
National Convention of Progressive Democrats (Convention Nationale des Démocrates Progressistes) 35,087 2.0 2
Alliance for Progress and Freedom (Alliance pour le Progrès et la Liberté) 0.7 1
Patriotic Front for Change (Front Patriotique pour le Changement) 0.5 1
Union of Democrats and Independent Progressives (Union des Démocrates et Progressistes Indépendants) 0.4 1
Total (turnout 70.4%) 1,741,037 111
Source: Adam Carr, Commission Electorale Nationale Indépendante