Democracy in Comoros

Democracy Ratings

Freedom House 2018

Score:

3.5 out of 7

(where lower scores are more democratic)

Freedom Status:

Partly Free

EIU Democracy Index 2017

Score:

3.71 out of 10

(where higher scores are more democratic)

World Ranking:

123

Polity IV 2016

Score:

9

(from -10 to 10, where higher scores are more democratic)

Category:

Democracy

Political System

System of Government Presidential system
Presidential Electoral System Two-round system
Last Presidential Election 2016
Next Presidential Election 2020
Presidential Term Limits Unlimited, non-consecutive, five-year terms
System of Appointment to Legislature

24 single-member constituencies have two-round system.

9 seats are elected by Island assemblies.

Last Legislative Election

2015

Next Legislative Election

2020

Number of Seats in Legislature 33
Female quota, representation in lower house No

(although these exist at municipal level)

Results

Last presidential election (2016)
Candidate (Party) Votes (%)
1st round 2nd round
Mohamed Ali Soilihi 17.61 39.66
Mouigni Baraka 15.09 18.91
Azali Assoumani 14.96 41.43
Fahmi Said Ibrahim 14.45
Larifou Said 6.12
Bourhane Hamidou 5.77
Mohamed Daoudou 4.2
Said Hachim Achiraffi 2.91
Assoumani Aboudou 2.57
Mohamed Issimalia 1.84
Salimou Mohamed Amiri 1.75
Nassor Mohamed Ali 1.71
Mzé Abdou Soulé El-Back 1.59
Said Ali Kemal Ed-Dine 1.42
Abdouloihabi Mohamed 1.24
Ibrahima Hissani Mfoihaya 1.23
Allaoui Said Haimdou 0.95
Salim Saadi 0.93
Cheikh Ahmed Said Abdourahmane 0.69
Youssouf Abdou Moinaecha 0.66
Said Ahmed Said Ali 0.52
Youssouf Said Mahazi 0.5
Mohamed Mohamed Ali Dia 0.48
Maecha Mtara 0.41
Mahamoud Ahmed Wadaane 0.4

 

Last legislative election (2016)      
Party Votes First round (%) Votes Second round (%) Seats
Union for the Development of the Comoros 18.47 29.07 6.0
Juwa Party 17.99 20.47 6.0
Democratic Rally of the Comoros 10.42 21.29 2.0
Convention for the Renewal of the Comoros 7.24 10.14 2.0
Orange Party 6.06 0.97 0.0
Rally for an Alternative of Harmonious and Integrated Development 3.57 5.1 1.0
Party for the Comorian Agreement 1.6 1.93 1.0
Rally for Democracy and Renewal 1.59
National Alliance for the Comoros 1.52
Comorian Union for Progress 1.51
Movement for the Republic, Openness, and Unity of the Comoros Archipelago 1.28
National Union for Democracy in the Comoros 0.74
WWW 0.61
Djawabu Party 0.53
Bassemala Party 0.5
Rally for a Development Initiative with an Enlightened Youth 0.45
National Rally for Development–Renewal 0.37
ADD ZAM-ZAM 0.23
Islands’ Fraternity and Unity Party 0.15
Democratic Front 0.14
Mwashiwa Party 0.09
MCJC 0.06
Social Democrat Party of the Comoros–Dudja 0.05
Independents 24.82 11.02 3

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