Burundian legislative election, 2005

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Parliamentary elections were held in Burundi on 4 July 2005. The result was a victory for the National Council for the Defense of Democracy – Forces for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD–FDD), which won 64 of the 118 seats in the National Assembly

Conduct[edit]

Voting was largely peaceful throughout the country during election day. Observers deemed the polls generally free, fair, and transparent. Major political parties accepted the results as legitimate.

Results[edit]

National Assembly[edit]

In order to ensure the 60%-40% ethnic split and 30% quota for women, a further 18 members, including the three Twa representatives foreseen by the Electoral Code, were co-opted after the elections.

Party Votes % Seats
Elected Co-opted Total
CNDD–FDD 1,417,800 58.55 59 5 64
Front for Democracy in Burundi 525,336 21.70 25 5 30
Union for National Progress 174,575 7.21 10 5 15
National Council for the Defense of Democracy 100,366 4.14 4 0 4
Movement for the Rehabilitation of Citizens – Rurenzangemero 51,730 2.14 2 0 2
Party for National Recovery 42,223 1.74 0 0 0
Others & Independents 109,396 4.51 0 0 0
Reserved seats for Twas 3 3
Invalid/blank votes 24,575
Total 2,446,001 100 100 18 118
Registered voters/turnout 3,167,124 77.23
Source: African Elections Database

Senate[edit]

Following the National Assembly elections, the Senate was indirectly elected on 29 July. Of the 49 Senate members, 34 were elected by electoral colleges formed by councillors, three were co-opted Twas, four were former Presidents, and eight further members were co-opted to ensure that at least 30% of its members were women.[1] A total of 119 candidates stood for election to the Senate.[2]

Party Votes % Seats
Elected Co-opted Total
CNDD–FDD 30 2 32
Front for Democracy in Burundi 3 2 5
National Council for the Defense of Democracy 1 2 3
Union for National Progress 0 2 2
Reserved seats for Twas 3 3
Former presidents 4 4
Invalid/blank votes 1,064
Total 2,161 100 100 18 118
Registered voters/turnout 3,225 67.01
Source: African Elections Database, IPU

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