Comorian legislative election, 2009

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Parliamentary elections were held in the Comoros on 6 December 2009, with a second round on 20 December. The elections were originally scheduled for July 2009,[1] but were postponed until after a constitutional referendum was held in May 2009. They were then scheduled to take place on 29 November,[2] but were delayed again. The result was a victory for the Baobab Movement, a coalition supporting President Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi.

Electoral system[edit]

The elections were held using the two-round system with 24 single-member constituencies. The remaining nine seats in the Assembly of the Union were filled by appointees from the assemblies of the autonomous islands of the Comoros, Grande Comore, Mohéli and Anjouan, with each island selecting three members.


Most candidates supporting President Sambi campaigned as the Baobab coalition, named after their identifying symbol, the Baobab tree.


Party First round Second round Total
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
Baobab Movement 59,6962 33.2 3 88,660 50.6 17 20
Other supporters of President Sambi 5,019 2.8 0 8,296 4.7 3 3
Other candidates 115,019 64.0 0 78,266 44.7 4 4
Invalid/blank votes
Total 179,730 100 3 175,222 100 21 24
Registered voters/turnout 363,967
Source: Adam Carr, IPU


  1. ^ Comoros to hold legislative, local government elections on 2 August, Afrique Jet, 18 June 2009
  2. ^ Hassani, Ahmed (8 October 2009). "Ceni : en attendant le budget" (PDF) (in French). Al Watwan. p. 3. Retrieved 2009-10-10.