2008 African election calendar

Updated March 2009

Note: Due to death of President Mwanamasa on the 19 Aug 2008, unscheduled elections will be held on 30 Oct 2008.

Country Election Date
Angola National Assembly 5 Sep 2008
Benin Local government 20 Apr 2008
Comoros Anjouan presidential 1st round: 15 Jun 2008
2nd round: 29 Jun 2008
Congo, Republic of Local government 29 Jun 2008
Senate Jul 2008 (indirect)
Côte d'Ivoire Presidential & National Assembly postponed to 2009 from 30 Nov 2008 and Jun 2008
Djibouti National Assembly postponed to 8 Feb 2008 from Jan 2008
Egypt Local government 8 Apr 2008
Ethiopia House of the Federation & Local government 13 & 19 Apr 2008
Equatorial Guinea House of People's Representatives
Local Government
4 May 2008
The Gambia Local government 24 Jan 2008
Ghana Presidential & National Assembly 1st round 7 Dec 2008
2nd round: 28 Dec 2008
Guinea National Assembly postponed to Mar 2009 from 14 Dec 2008
Guinea-Bissau National People's Assembly
Local Government
16 Nov 2008
Madagascar Local government 16 Mar 2008
Senate (indirect) 20 Apr 2008
Malawi Local government postponed indefinately from Sep 2008
Mauritius Presidential (by National Assembly) May 2008
Mozambique Local government 19 Nov 2008
Niger Senate (indirect) Jul 2008
Nigeria Local government Jan - Mar 2008 (various dates)
Rwanda Chamber of Deputies 15-18 Sep 2008
Senegal Local government postponed to 29 Mar 2009 from 18 May 2008
Sierra Leone Local government 5 Jul 2008
Somaliland (autonomous territory) Presidential postponed to 29 Mar 2009 from 31 Dec 2008
Local government postponed to 2009 from 15 Dec 2008
South Africa Presidential (unscheduled, by House of Assembly) 25 Sep 2008
Swaziland House of Assembly 19 Sep 2008
Zambia Presidential (unscheduled) 30 October 2008 (due to death of President Mwanamasa on the 19 Aug 2008)
Zimbabwe Presidential 1st round, National Assembly, Senate, & urban local government 29 Mar 2008
Presidential 2nd round; National Assembly by-elections Gwanda South, Redcliff, Pelandaba-Mpopoma 27 Jun 2008

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