Comorian legislative election, 1992

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Parliamentary elections were held in the Comoros on 22 November 1992, with a second round on 29 November 1992. Due to electoral irregularities in the initial elections, there were also by-elections in six of the 42 constituencies on 13 and 20 December.[1]

The election was contested by 320 candidates representing 22 parties, although the Comorian Union for Progress and the National Union for Democracy in the Comoros both boycotted it in protest at the government's refusal to update voting lists and the detention of major politicians.[1] The Union of Democrats for Development emerged as the largest party, although it won only seven seats. Voter turnout was 69.3%.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Movement for Democracy and Progress 15,194 10.4 3
Union of Democrats for Development 14,961 10.3 7
Rally for Change and Democracy 11,810 8.1 1
Democratic Front of the Comoros 11,615 8.0 2
Maecha Bora 9,730 6.7 3
Comorian Party for Democracy and Progress 9,317 6.4 3
Islands' Fraternity and Unity Party 9,030 6.2 3
Dialogue Proposition Action 7,812 5.4 1
Realising Freedom's Capability 7,674 5.3 1
National Front for Justice 4,982 3.4 1
Movement for Renewal and Democratic Action 4,492 3.1 1
Nguzo 4,009 2.7 1
Comorian Popular Front 3,550 2.4 2
Party for National Salvation 3,394 2.3 1
SNDC 3,000 2.1 0
PDPC/Marouf 2,646 1.8 0
Twamaani 1,497 1.0 0
RDDC 1,345 0.9 0
Twamaya 1,239 0.8 0
FDP 386 0.3 0
Socialist Party of Comoros 368 0.3 0
PCN 110 0.1 0
Other parties 3,688 2.5 0
Independents 13,892 9.5 7
Seats with the results annulled[a] 6
Invalid/blank votes 2,717
Total 148,536 100 42
Registered voters/turnout 214,374 69.3
Source: Nohlen et al.

a In the subsequent by-elections in December for five of the six seats, the Movement for Democracy and Progress won two seats, with the Comorian Party for Democracy and Progress, the Democratic Front of the Comoros and Twamaya winning one each.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Comoros: Elections held in 1992 Inter-Parliamentary Union
  2. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p253 ISBN 0-19-829645-2
  3. ^ Comoros Islands: Unlucky for some African Intelligence, 26 December 1992