2015 Beninese parliamentary election

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Beninese parliamentary election, 2015
Benin
← 2011 26 April 2015
Party Leader % Seats ±
FCBEAmana Arifari Bako 30.19 33 -10
UN Bruno Amoussou 14.35 13 -17
PRD Adrien Houngbédji 10.57 10
AND Valentin Houdé 7.64 5
RBRP Léhady Soglo 7.09 7
Sun Sacca Lafia 6.66 4 +2
FDU Mathurin Nago 4.00 4
ABT Abdoulaye Bio-Tchané 3.70 2
Scout Edmond Agoua 3.42 2
UB Orou Sé Guéné 2.90 2 0
Résoatao Party Mohamed Atao Hinnouho 2.16 1
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.

Parliamentary elections were held in Benin on 26 April 2015.[1]

Electoral system[edit]

The 83 members of the National Assembly are elected in 24 multi-member constituencies, based on the country's departments. Seats are allocated using proportional representation based on the simple quotient, with remaining seats assigned using the largest remainder method.[2]

Conduct[edit]

Observers from the African Union stated that the elections were generally transparent, despite some organisational challenges.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Cowry Forces for an Emerging BeninAmana Alliance 889,362 30.19 33 –10
Union Makes the Nation 422,715 14.35 13 –17
Democratic Renewal Party 311,453 10.57 10
National Alliance for Development and Democracy 225,145 7.64 5
Benin Rebirth PartyPatriotic Revival Party 208,909 7.09 7
Sun Alliance 196,119 6.66 4 +2
United Democratic Forces 117,970 4.00 4
Alliance for a Triumphant Benin 108,915 3.70 2
Scout Alliance 100,741 3.42 2
Union for Benin 85,363 2.90 2 0
Résoatao Party 63,668 2.16 1 New
Patriotic Alliance for Awakening and Union 44,501 1.51 0 New
Union for Democracy and Development 33,377 1.13 0 New
Union for Democracy and Reform 30,329 1.03 0 New
Union of Engaged Forces for Development 27,454 0.93 0 New
New Hope for Benin 20,844 0.71 0 New
Rally of Republicans 19,666 0.67 0 New
Movement of Awakening the Conscience of Citizens and the Alternative 14,597 0.50 0 New
Chameleon Alliance 12,867 0.44 0 New
Alliance for New Governance 12,087 0.41 0 New
Invalid/blank votes
Total 2,946,082 100 83 0
Registered voters/turnout 4,470,591
Source: Constitutional Court of Benin, Visages du Benin

Aftermath[edit]

When the National Assembly began meeting for its new term, Adrien Houngbédji was elected as President of the National Assembly on the night of 19–20 May 2015; as the candidate representing the opposition, he received 42 votes, while the candidate representing President Yayi Boni's supporters, Komi Koutché, received 41. Members of the opposition dominated the Bureau of the National Assembly, obtaining six of its seven posts.[4][5]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2015 African election calendar EISA
  2. ^ Electoral system IPU
  3. ^ "MISSION D'OBSERVATION DE L'UNION AFRICAINE POUR LES ELECTIONS LEGISLATIVES DU 26 AVRIL 2015 EN REPUBLIQUE DU BENIN - DECLARATION PRELIMINAIRE" (PDF) (in French). African Union. 20 April 2015. Archived from the original (pdf) on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Bénin: un membre de l’opposition à la tête de l’Assemblée nationale", Radio France Internationale, 20 May 2015 (in French).
  5. ^ Hermann Boko, "Bénin : l’opposant Adrien Houngbédji porté au perchoir, un revers pour le pouvoir en place", Le Monde, 21 May 2015 (in French).