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Africa Elects: Electoral Archive

The table below considers past national, regional and local elections held on the African continent. For upcoming elections please check our calendar.

Some countries are considered autocratic by the V-Dem/Regimes of the World classification. Therefore, we display V-Dem scores in all our charts to show whether or not democratic standards are likely to be met during a ballot.


๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ AlgeriaSenate5 February
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ NigeriaLocal (Kebbi State)5 February
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ NigeriaLocal (Federal Capital Territory) 12 February
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ Mauritius Regional (Rodrigues)13 February
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Nigeria Local (Enugu State)23 February
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ NigeriaLegislative by-elections (Akure N/S, Jos N/Bassa, Ogoja/Yala)26 February
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏ DjiboutiRegional11 March
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ ZimbabweParliamentary by-elections26 March
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ The GambiaParliamentary9 April
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ NigeriaLocal (Adamawa State)9 April
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ช Rรฉunion (France)Presidential (1st round)10 April
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡น Mayotte (France)Presidential (1st round)10 April
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Nigeria Local (Katsina State)11 April
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ด SomaliaParliamentary1 October-15 April
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ช Rรฉunion (France)Presidential (2nd round)24 April
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡น Mayotte (France) Presidential (2nd round) 24 April
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Nigeria Local (Benue State)7 May
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ NigeriaPDP (centre-right) presidential primary29 May
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ช Rรฉunion (France)Legislative (1st round)12 June
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡น Mayotte (France) Legislative (1st round)12 June
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Nigeria Gubernatorial (Ekiti State) 18 June
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ช Rรฉunion (France)Legislative (2nd round)19 June
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡น Mayotte (France)Legislative (2nd round)19 June
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Republic of the CongoLegislative (first round)4-10 July
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ NigeriaGubernatorial (Osun State)16 July
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ MoroccoParliamentary by-elections (Meknรจs, Al Hoceima, Mediouna)21 July
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ TunisiaConstitutional referendum25 July
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ UgandaParliamentary by-election (Soroti East)28 July
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ SenegalLegislative31 July
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Republic of the Congo Legislative (2nd round) 31 July
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช Kenya Presidential9 August
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ UgandaParliamentary by-election (Bukimbiri County)11 August
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Namibia Regional parliamentary by-election (Swakopmund) 12 August
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ด Angola General 24 August
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡น Sรฃo Tomรฉ and Prรญncipe Parliamentary
Regional (Prรญncipe)
25 September
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Morocco Parliamentary by-elections (Aรฏn Chock, Driouch, Safi, Guercif)29 September
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South AfricaLocal by-election (Ward 17 Ditsobotla)5 October
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธ LesothoGeneral
7 October
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถ Equatorial GuineaPresidential
20 November
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ Zimbabwe Local by-elections (Binga Rural District, Gweru and Victorial Falls Municipalities)3 December
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ TunisiaParliamentary (first round)17 December