Senegalese general election, 1983

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General elections were held in Senegal on 27 February 1983 to elect a President and National Assembly. Incumbent Abdou Diouf, who had taken office in January 1981 following the resignation of Léopold Sédar Senghor, defeated four other candidates in the presidential election. In the National Assembly election Diouf's Socialist Party won 111 of the 120 seats.[1] Voter turnout was 56.2% in the Assembly election and 56.7% in the presidential election.

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Abdou Diouf Socialist Party 908,879 83.45
Abdoulaye Wade Senegalese Democratic Party 161,067 14.79
Mamadou Dia People's Democratic Movement 15,150 1.39
Oumar Wone Senegalese People's Party 2,146 0.20
Majhemout Diop African Independence Party 1,833 0.17
Invalid/blank votes 4,169 -
Total 1,093,244 100

National Assembly[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Socialist Party 862,713 79.94 111 +29
Senegalese Democratic Party 150,785 13.97 8 -10
National Democratic Rally 29,271 2.71 1 New
People's Democratic Movement 13,030 1.21 0 New
Democratic League/Movement for the Labour Party 12,053 1.12 0 New
Independence and Labor Party 5,910 0.55 0 New
African Independence Party 3,734 0.38 0 0
Senegalese People's Party 2,139 0.20 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 4,511 - - -
Total 1,083,681 100 120 +20

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elections in Senegal African Elections Database

Further reading[edit]

  • Fatton, Robert (1987). The Making of a Liberal Democracy: Senegal's Passive Revolution, 1975–1985. Boulder: L. Rienner. ISBN 1-55587-010-4.