Senegalese parliamentary election, 1998

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Parliamentary elections were held in Senegal on 24 May 1998. The result was a victory for the ruling Socialist Party, which won 93 of the 140 seats.[1] Voter turnout was just 38.8%.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Socialist Party 612,559 50.2 93 +9
Senegalese Democratic Party 233,287 19.1 23 -4
Union for Democratic Renewal 161,320 13.2 11 New
And-Jëf/African Party for Democracy and Socialism 60,673 5.0 4 New*
Democratic League/Movement for the Labour Party 48,097 3.9 3 0
Convention of Democrats and Patriots 24,405 2.0 1 New*
Front for Socialism and Democracy/Benno Jubël 16,282 1.3 1 New
Senegalese Democratic Union – Renewal 12,928 1.1 1 0
Independence and Labor Party 10,764 0.9 1 -1
National Democratic Rally 8,171 0.7 1 New*
Gaïndé Centrist Bloc 7,468 0.6 1 New
Senegalese Patriotic Rally/Jammi Rewmi 4,614 0.4 0 New
Movement for Socialism and Unity 3,656 0.3 0 New
Senegalese Republican Movement 3,597 0.3 1 New
African Party for the Independence of the Masses 3,439 0.3 0 New
Rally for Progress, Justice and Socialism 3,397 0.3 0 New
Action for National Development 2,692 0.2 0 New
Union for Democracy and Federalism/Mbooloo Mi 2,808 0.2 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 13,845 - - -
Total 1,243,274 100 140 +20
Source: Nohlen et al.

* The And-Jëf/African Party for Democracy and Socialism, the Convention of Democrats and Patriots and the National Democratic Rally ran in the previous elections as part of the Let us unite Senegal alliance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elections in Senegal African Elections Database
  2. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p767 ISBN 0-19-829645-2