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Al Jamiya-Al-Wataniya (National Assembly)
LAST ELECTIONS

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Barlamane / Parliament
Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Al Jamiya-Al-Wataniya / National Assembly
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Majlis Al-Chouyoukh / Senate
BACKGROUND
Dates of election / renewal (from/to) (from/to)23 November 2013
21 December 2013
Purpose of elections The Union for the Republic (UPR, the party of President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz) and its allies won 110 seats in the enlarged 147-member National Assembly (up from 95). 20 seats are reserved for women. Opposition forces took a total of 37 seats. The National Rally for Reform and Development (Tawassoul), an Islamist party associated with Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, became the second largest force, taking 16 seats. El-Wiam, a new party close to former President Maaouiya Ould Taya (ousted by a coup in 2005), took 10 seats. The People's Progressive Alliance (APP) led by outgoing Speaker of the National Assembly Messaoud Ould Boulkheir took nine seats.

The 2013 elections, which had been due by 2011, were held under the supervision of the national election commission. The commission comprised an equal number of members from the presidential camp and moderate opposition parties that were part of the Coalition for a Peaceful Alternance (CAP ), which had signed an agreement with the Government in August 2011.

Ten out of 11 parties in a rival opposition body – the Coordination of Democratic Opposition (COD) – boycotted the elections, criticizing a lack of transparency in the electoral process.

The UPR ran on the government's record, arguing that nearly 100 per cent of President Aziz's first-term electoral program had been implemented. Tawassoul leader Mohamed Jamil Ould Mansour Tewassoul argued that participation in the elections was a form of "struggle against the dictatorship" of President Aziz.
Date of previous elections: 19 November 2006

Timing of election: Delayed elections

Expected date of next elections: November – December 2018

Number of seats at stake: 147 (full renewal)

Number of candidates: About 1,500

Percentage of women candidates: Not available

Number of parties contesting the election: 64 parties (438 lists)

Number of parties winning seats: 18

Alternation of power: No

Names of parties in government: Union for the Republic party (UPR)

Date of the first session of the new parliament: 27 January 2014

Name of the new Speaker: Mr. Mohamed Ould Boilil (UPR)
STATISTICS
Voter turnout
Round no 1 (from/to)23 November 2013
21 December 2013
Number of registered electors
Voters
Blank or invalid ballot papers
Valid votes



Notes
Distribution of votes
Round no 1
Political Group Candidates Votes %
Union for the Republic Party (UPR)
National Rally for Reform and Development (TAWASSOUL)
El WIAM party
People's Progressive Alliance (APP)
El Karam Party
Union for Democracy and Progress (UDP)
Burst of Youth for the Nation (SURSAUT)
Alliance for Justice and Democracy/Movement for Renewal (AJD/MR)
Ravah Party
Unity and Development Party (PUD)
EL VADILA Party
Democratic Justice Party (PJD)
Republican Party for Democracy and Renewal (PRDR)
El Islah Party
Mauritanian Autheticity Party
Dignity and Action Party (PDA)
Social-Democratic Unionist Party (PUDS)
Democratic People's Party (PPD)
Distribution of seats
Round no 1
Political Group Total
Union for the Republic Party (UPR) 76
National Rally for Reform and Development (TAWASSOUL) 16
El WIAM party 10
People's Progressive Alliance (APP) 7
El Karam Party 6
Union for Democracy and Progress (UDP) 6
Burst of Youth for the Nation (SURSAUT) 4
Alliance for Justice and Democracy/Movement for Renewal (AJD/MR) 4
Ravah Party 3
Unity and Development Party (PUD) 3
EL VADILA Party 3
Democratic Justice Party (PJD) 2
Republican Party for Democracy and Renewal (PRDR) 2
El Islah Party 1
Mauritanian Autheticity Party 1
Dignity and Action Party (PDA) 1
Social-Democratic Unionist Party (PUDS) 1
Democratic People's Party (PPD) 1
Distribution of seats according to sex
Men
Women
Percent of women
110
37
25.17%
Distribution of seats according to age
Distribution of seats according to profession
Comments
Sources:
National Assembly (06.02.2014, 09.02.2014)
http://www.ceni.mr/spip.php?page=article&id_article=630

Note on the election dates:
Due to the delay of the publication of the first round results, the election commission postponed the second round of voting from 7 to 21 December.

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