Comorian presidential election, 1996

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Presidential elections were held in the Comoros on 6 March 1996, with a second round on 16 March. They were won by Mohamed Taki Abdoulkarim, who had come second in the 1990 elections (despite winning the most votes in the first round),[1] and who had briefly served as acting President in October 1995 in the aftermath of another coup attempt led by Bob Denard.


Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Mohamed Taki Abdoulkarim National Union for Democracy in the Comoros 21.3 64.3
Abbas Djoussouf Movement for Democracy and Progress 15.7 35.7
Omar Tamou Comorian Union for Progress 13.3
Saïd Ali Kemal Islands' Fraternity and Unity Party 8.7
Halifa Houmadi 2.3
Mtara Maécha Comorian Union for Progress 38.7
Abdallah Mouazoir Realising Freedom's Capability
Mahamed Adamo Rally for Democracy and Renewal
Said Hassane Said Hachim Rally for Change and Democracy
Six other candidates
Invalid/blank votes
Total 100 100
Source: Nohlen


  1. ^ Elections in the Comoros African Elections Database