1990 Comorian presidential election

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Presidential elections were held in the Comoros on 4 March 1990, with a second round on 11 March. The elections had originally been scheduled for January, but were postponed, resulting in demonstrations. Elections were held on 18 February, but were abandoned due to fraud allegations.[1]

Although Mohamed Taki Abdoulkarim of the opposition National Union for Democracy in the Comoros received the most votes in the first round, incumbent President Said Mohamed Djohar of the Comorian Union for Progress won with 55% of the vote in the second round.[2] They were the first multi-party elections in the Comoros since independence.

Voter turnout was 63.7% in the first round and 60.2% in the second.[3]


Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Mohamed Taki Abdoulkarim National Union for Democracy in the Comoros 47,329 24.4 84,178 44.9
Said Mohamed Djohar Comorian Union for Progress 44,845 23.1 103,000 55.1
Saïd Ali Kemal Islands' Fraternity and Unity Party 26,656 13.7
Abbas Djoussouf Movement for Democracy and Progress 26,379 13.6
Moustoifa Said Cheikh Democratic Front of the Comoros 17,739 9.1
Ali Mroudjaé Comorian Party for Democracy and Progress 8,867 4.6
Mohamed Hassanali Comorian Popular Front 8,867 4.6
Mohamed Ali Mbalia Socialist Party of the Comoros 4,989 2.6
Invalid/blank votes 2,753 2,652
Total 198,370 100 190,074 100
Registered voters/turnout 310,925 63.7 315,391 60.2
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Africa South of the Sahara p242
  2. ^ Elections in the Comoros African Elections Database
  3. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p255 ISBN 0-19-829645-2