ElectionGudie

Oct. 18, 2020 Confirmed

Guinea

Republic of Guinea

Election for President

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At Stake in this Election:       

  • The office of President of Guinea

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: President Alpha CONDE (since December 2010)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Ibrahima Kassory FOFANA (since 21 May 2018)
  • Assembly: Guinea has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 114 seats.

 

Electoral System:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the President.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale), 38 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms and 76 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.*

* In the proportional tier, there is one nationwide district. The National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) was dissolved in December 2008 following a military coup. Since February 2010, the role of the legislature has been filled by the appointed 155-member National Transition Council.

 

Main Candidates in this Election:            

  • Candidate: Alpha CONDÉ
    • Party: Rally of the Guinean People (RPG)
  • Candidate: Cellou DALEIN DIALLO
    • Party: Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG)

*There are a total of 12 candidates in this election.

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 12,527,440 (July 2020 est.)[1]
  • Registered Voters: 5,179,600 (2020 est.)[2]

 

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 1,459,274 (June 2020 est.)[3]
  • Is Guinea a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)
  • Has Guinea ratified CEDAW: Yes (9 August 1982)
  • Gender Quota: No
  • Female Candidates in this election: N/A
  • Number of Female Legislators: 19 (as of 2020)[4]
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 174[5]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very High[6]

 

Disability Data:

  • Is Guinea a signatory to CRPD: Yes (16 May 2007)[7]
  • Has Guinea ratified CRPD: Yes (8 February 2008)[8]
  • Population with a disability: 665,759[9]
 

[1] https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gv.html

[2] https://www.idea.int/data-tools/country-view/115/40

[3] Ibid.

[4] https://data.ipu.org/women-ranking?month=6&year=2020

[5] http://hdr.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/GIN

[6] https://www.genderindex.org/wp-content/uploads/files/datasheets/2019/GN.pdf

[8] Ibid.

[9] http://www.electionaccess.org/en/resources/countries/NZ/all/