ElectionGudie

Nov. 22, 2020 Confirmed

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Election for Assemblée Nationale (Burkinabe National Assembly)

More Info:

At stake in this election:       

  • The 127 seats in the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Roch Marc Christian KABORÉ (since 29 December 2015)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Christophe Joseph Marie DABIRÉ (since 24 January 2019)
  • Assembly: Burkina Faso has a National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 127 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the president with the approval of the parliament.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) 127 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.**

**In the National Assembly, 111 members are elected by proportional representation in 45 multi-member constituencies having between 2 and 9 seats, and 16 members are elected by proportional representation in a nationwide constituency.