Burkina Faso: Legislative Election, 6 May 2007
At stake in this election:
- 111 seats in the National Assembly
Description of government structure:
- Chief of State: Blaise COMPAORE (1987-2014)
- Head of Government: Paramanga Ernest YONGLI (2000-2007)
- Assembly: Burkina Faso has a unicameral National Assembly composed of 111 seats with members serving 5-year terms.
Description of electoral system:
- Members of the National Assembly are directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote.
- Previous elections for the National Assembly were held on 5 May 2002. The Congress for Democracy and Progress won the most seats with 57, followed by the Alliance for Democracy and Federation – African Democratic Rally with 17 and the Party for Democracy and Progress – Socialist Party with 10. Numerous other parties took seats as well; see the link above to access the information for this election and see all parties that won seats.
Population and number of registered voters:
· Population: 15,061,127 (2007)
· Registered Voters: 4,466,354 (2007)
· Female Population: 7,602,173 (2007)
· Is Burkina Faso a signatory to CEDAW: No
· Has Burkina Faso ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (14 October 1987)
· Gender Quota: Yes
· Female candidates in this election: Yes
· Number of Female Parliamentarians: 13 (following 2007 parliamentary elections)
· Human Development Index Position: 183 (2014)
· Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A
· Is Burkina Faso a signatory to CRPD: Yes (23 May 2007)
· Has Burkina Faso ratified CRPD: Yes (23 July 2009)
· Population with a disability: 1,843,647