Burkinabé parliamentary election, 2002

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Parliamentary elections were held in Burkina Faso on 5 May 2002. The result was a victory for the ruling Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP), which won and 57 of the 111 seats in the National Assembly.

Electoral system[edit]

Following electoral reforms introduced since the 1997 elections, the 111 members of the National Assembly were elected in two sections; 90 seats were elected using regional lists in 13 constituencies, whilst the remaining 21 were elected on a national list.[1]

Campaign[edit]

A total of 3,540 candidates registered to contest the elections, with 30 political parties participating.[1]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
National Regional Total +/–
Congress for Democracy and Progress 862,119 49.52 11 46 57 –44
Alliance for Democracy and Federation – African Democratic Rally 219,543 12.61 3 14 17 +13
Party for Democracy and Progress / Socialist Party 122,100 7.02 2 8 10 +4
African Independence Party (Touré) 63,031 3.62 1 4 5 New
Coalition of Democratic Forces 61,936 3.56 1 4 5 0
National Rebirth Party 47,477 2.73 1 3 4 New
Sankarist Pan-African Convention 45,745 2.63 1 2 3 0
Union for Rebirth / Sankarist Movement 42,599 2.45 1 2 3 New
Party for Democracy and Socialism 37,836 2.17 0 2 2 0
National Convention of Progressive Democrats 34,379 1.97 0 2 2 New
Patriotic Front for Change 16,852 0.97 0 1 1 New
Union of Democrats and Independent Progressives 14,438 0.83 0 1 1 New
Alliance for Progress and Freedom 6,637 0.38 0 1 1 New
Other parties 166,345 9.55 0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 142,243
Total 1,883,280 100 21 90 111 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,673,185 70.4
Source: IDEA

Aftermath[edit]

Following the elections, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré of the CDP was elected President of the National Assembly, defeating Marlène Zebango of the Alliance for Democracy and Federation – African Democratic Rally by a vote of 77–22.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Augustin Loada & Carlos Santiso Landmark elections in Burkina Faso: Towards democratic maturity? International IDEA