African Elections Database

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    The African Elections Database is an archive of past and present election results for the 49 countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. 

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    Mar 17, 2020 10:10am
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    This archive of past and present election results for the 49 countries of Sub-Saharan Africa includes data for the following countries:

    Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Somaliland, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Each country's election page starts with a political profile. The political profile gives an overview of the political leadership and a brief history of the political situation in the country since its independence. A list of political parties (sorted alphabetically by acronym) and coalitions are found at the end of the political profile. 

    The data sources are:

    • National Electoral Authorities
    • Official government documents (government gazettes, court rulings, etc.) 
    • Electoral Observer Mission reports
    • Online newspapers and periodicals
    • Research papers
    • Internet Archive Wayback Machine 
    • Other election-related web sites

    Provisional results are posted until the definitive results (usually one to two weeks after the election) are released and final results percentages are based on distribution among valid votes, unless otherwise noted.


    Data is organized by country and year. 


    The database is openly accessible. 

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