The Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI)
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Eligible Voting Population:
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Minimum Voter's Age:
the political system of Guinea is a multiparty system with a Presidential regime. The National Assembly is the sole chamber of Guinea's unicameral parliament. It is composed of 114 seats whose members are elected for a five-year term of office. 38 seats are to be filled by a first-past-the-post majority in 33 prefectures of the country and the 5 communes of the capital Conakry. In addition, 76 seats are filling under the multi-member proportional representation system in a single national constituency. The president is elected by a two turn majority.
Number of Political Parties:
Number of Election Held
General elections : 9 (1961, 1968, 1974, 1982, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2010, 2015)
Parliamentary elections : 8 (1963, 1968, 1974, 1980, 1995, 2002, 2013, 2020)
Municipal elections : 2 (2005, 2018) Referendums : 4 (1958, 1990, 2001, 2020)
When are the Next Elections?
General elections = 2020 Parliamentary elections = 2025
On 2 October 1958, Guinea gained independence. Sékou Touré, then very popular in his country as in all African countries, became president; he advocated pan-Africanism, the “complete decolonization of all the structures of the country and the establishment of a socialist society. In fact, the regime turned into a dictatorship. After a long period of political instability, elections were announced for 2010 to allow civilians to take over the country. At the end of these elections, Alpha Condé became president of the republic. He promised a new era and announced his intention to become "the Mandela of Guinea" by unifying his country, fighting corruption and restoring the economy, which hardly benefits from the real mineral wealth of the territory. Since October 2019, the FNDC Movement (Front National pour la Défense de la Constitution), a political alliance between civil society groups and opposition politial parties, initiates demonstrations to protest against the amendment or adoption of a new constitution that would allow President Alpha Condé to run for a third presidential term.