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Elections in AfricaA Data Handbook$
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Dieter Nohlen, Bernard Thibaut, and Michael Krennerich

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198296454

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198296452.001.0001

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Eritrea

Eritrea

Chapter:
(p.367) Eritrea
Source:
Elections in Africa
Author(s):

Bernhard Thibaut

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198296452.003.0019

This chapter on elections and electoral systems in Eritrea follows the same format as all the other country chapters in the book. The first section is introductory and contains a historical overview, discussion of the evolution of electoral provisions, an account of the current electoral provisions, and a comment on the electoral statistics. The second section consists of ten tables. These are: 2.1 Dates of National Elections, Referendums, and Coups d’Etat (there have been no national elections or coups d’état); 2.2 Electoral Body 1993 (this resulted from a referendum in 1993; data are given on population size, registered voters, and votes cast); 2.3 Abbreviations (abbreviations and full names of political parties and alliances used in tables 2.6, 2.7, and 2.9); 2.4 Electoral Participation of Parties and Alliances (no elections have been held yet); 2.5 Referendum 1993 (details of registered voters and votes cast); 2.6 Elections for Constitutional Assembly (none held); 2.7 Parliamentary Elections (none held); 2.8 Composition of Parliament (details are given of the current legislative); 2.9 Presidential Elections (direct elections are not held); and 2.10 List of Power Holders 1991–1998.

Keywords:   electoral body, electoral participation, electoral provisions, electoral statistics, electoral systems, Eritrea, history, legislative composition, parliamentary composition, political parties, power holders, referendums, registered voters, votes cast

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