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Elections in Africa: A Data Handbook

Dieter Nohlen, Bernard Thibaut, and Michael Krennerich

Abstract

Elections in Africa is the first volume of a series of election data handbooks published by OUP; it covers all the 53 states in Africa. Elections have always been an integral part of post‐independence African politics and have assumed the utmost importance in the course of recent democratization processes. However, comparative research on political development in Africa lacks reliable electoral data. Elections in Africa fills this gap. Following the overall structure of the series, an initial comparative introduction on elections and electoral systems is followed by chapters on ea ... More

Keywords: Africa, constitutional assembly elections, coups d’état, democratization, elections, electoral history, electoral participation, electoral statistics, electoral systems, institutions, parliamentary composition, parliamentary elections, political parties, power holders, presidential elections, referendums, representation, vote distribution, voters turnout, voting rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198296454
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198296452.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dieter Nohlen, editor
University of Heidelberg

Bernard Thibaut, editor
University of Heidelberg

Michael Krennerich, editor
University of Heidelberg
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Elections and Electoral Systems in Africa

by Dieter Nohlen, Michael Krennerich and Bernhard Thibaut*

Algeria

by Dirk Axtmann

Angola

by Ana Catarina Clemente‐Kersten

Benin

by Christof Hartmann

Botswana

by Goswin Baumhögger

Burkina Faso

by Florian Grotz*

Burundi

by Matthias Basedau

Cameroon

by Andreas Mehler

Cape Verde

by Ana Catarina Clemente‐Kersten

Central African Republic

by Andreas Mehler

Chad

by Manuela Römer*

Comoros

by Bernhard Thibaut

Congo (Brazzaville)

by Helga Fleischhacker*

Congo (Democratic Republic)

by Siegmar Schmidt and Daniel Stroux

Côte d'Ivoire

by Christof Hartmann

Djibouti

by Bernhard Thibaut

Egypt

by Matthias Ries

Equatorial Guinea

by Helga Fleischhacker

Eritrea

by Bernhard Thibaut

Ethiopia

by Michael Meier

Gabon

by Helga Fleischhacker*

Gambia

by Petra Bendel

Ghana

by Michael Krennerich*

Guinea

by Stefan Brüne

Guinea‐Bissau

by Ana Catarina Clemente‐Kersten

Kenya

by Dirk Hartmann

Lesotho

by Ulf Engel

Liberia

by Matthias Basedau

Libya

by Hanspeter Mattes

Madagascar

by Bernhard Thibaut*

Malawi

by Heiko Meinhardt

Mali

by Shaheen Mozaffar*

Mauritania

by Regina Wegemund

Mauritius

by Michael Krennerich

Morocco

by Juan Montabes Pereira and María A. Parejo Fernández

Mozambique

by Michael Krennerich*

Namibia

by Michael Krennerich

Niger

by Matthias Basedau

Nigeria

by Petra Bendel

Rwanda

by Tilo Stolz

São Tomé and Príncipe

by Helga Fleischhacker

Senegal

by Petra Bendel*

Seychelles

by Bernhard Thibaut*

Sierra Leone

by Andrew Reynolds

Somalia

by Michael Krennerich

South Africa

by Ulf Engel

Sudan

by Helga Fleischhacker and Curtis F. Doebbler

Swaziland

by Matthias Basedau

Tanzania

by Wolfgang Fengler

Togo

by Daniel Stroux

Tunisia

by Juan Montabes Pereira

Uganda

by Siegmar Schmidt

Zambia

by Michael Krennerich*

Zimbabwe

by Goswin Baumhögger

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