National Assembly of Burkina Faso


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The unicameral National Assembly of Burkina Faso is the country's legislative body. In 1995, it became the lower house of a bicameral Parliament, but the upper house (Chamber of Representatives) was abolished in 2002.

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Latest election

e • d Summary of the 6 May 2007 National Assembly of Burkina Faso election results
Parties Votes % Seats +/–
Congress for Democracy and Progress (Congrès pour la Démocratie et le Progrès) 1,373,230 58.9 73 +16
Alliance for Democracy and Federation–African Democratic Rally 249,768 10.7 14 –3
Union for the Republic (Union pour la République) 100,392 4.3 5 +5
Union for Rebirth/Sankarist Movement (Union pour la Renaissance/Mouvement Sankariste) 90,788 3.9 4 +1
Convention of the Democratic Forces of Burkina (Convention des Forces Démocratiques de Burkina) 54,621 2.3 3 +3
Union of Sankarist Parties (Union des Partis Sankarist) 40,609 1.7 2 +2
Party for Democracy and Progress/Socialist Party (Parti pour la Démocratie et le Progrès/Parti Socialiste) 423,820 18.1 2 –8
Rally for the Development of Burkina (Rassemblement pour le Développement du Burkina) 2 +2
Party for Democracy and Socialism (Parti pour la Démocratie et le Socialisme) 2 ±0
National Rebirth Party (Parti de la Renaissance Nationale) 1 –3
African Independence Party (Parti Africain de l'Indépendance) 1 –4
Citizen’s Popular Rally (Rassemblement Populaire des Citoyens) 1 +1
Union for Democracy and Social Progress (Union pour la Démocratie et le Progrès Social) 1 +1
Total (turnout 56.4%) 2,520,488 111
Source: African Elections Database

Past composition

The past National Assembly, formed following elections held on 5 May 2005, has a total of 111 members. Members are elected by direct popular vote in multi-member constituencies (21 from one national constituency and 90 from 13 regional constituencies - 2 to 10 per region) using the party-list proportional representation system. All members serve five-year terms

Political party distribution in the current National Assembly is as follows:

Roch Marc Christian Kaboré is the current National Assembly President.

See also

  • History of Burkina Faso
  • Legislative Branch
  • List of national legislatures
  • List of Presidents of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso

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