Elections in Burundi

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Elections in Burundi gives information on election and election results in Burundi.

Burundi elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) has 118 members, elected for a five-year term by proportional representation with a 2% barrier. The Senate (Sénat) has 49 members, elected for a five-year term by electoral colleges of communal councilors. Extra seats in both chambers can be added to ensure that ethnic and gender quotas are met. Burundi has a multi-party system, with two or three strong parties and a third party that is electorally successful. Parties are usually based on ethnic background.

2005 National Assembly elections[edit]

e • d Summary of the 4 July 2005 National Assembly of Burundi election results
Parties Votes % Elected
seats
Coopted
seats
Total
seats
National Council for the Defense of Democracy-Forces for the Defense of Democracy (Conseil National Pour la Défense de la Démocratie–Forces pour la Défense de la Démocratie, CNDD-FDD) 1,417,800 58.55 59 5 64
Front for Democracy in Burundi (Front pour la Démocratie au Burundi, FRODEBU) 525,336 21.70 25 5 30
Union for National Progress (Union pour le Progrès national, UPRONA) 174,575 7.21 10 5 15
National Council for the Defense of Democracy (Conseil National Pour la Défense de la Démocratie, CNDD) 100,366 4.14 4 - 4
Movement for the Rehabilitation of Citizens-Rurenzangemero (Mouvement pour la Réhabilitation du Citoyen-Rurenzangemero, MRC) 51,730 2.14 2 - 2
Party for National Recovery (Parti pour le redressement national, PARENA) 42,223 1.74 - - -
Others & Independents 109,396 4.51 - - -
Ethnic Twa Members - - - 3 3
Total (Voter Turnout: 77.2%) 2,421,426 100.0 100 18 118
Invalid/Blank Votes 24,575  
Total Votes 2,446,001
Registered Voters 3,167,124
Source: African Elections Database
More info: Burundi elections, 2005 on the Constitutional Referendum, Communal, National Assembly, Senate, Presidential, and 'Hills' elections.

Past elections and Referendums[edit]

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