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Country Election type Year Voter Turnout Total vote Registration VAP Turnout Voting age population Population Invalid votes Compulsory voting
Algeria Parliamentary 2017 37.09 % 8,624,199 23,251,503 31.65 % 27,248,442 40,969,443 24.46 % No
2012 43.14 % 9,339,026 21,645,841 38.70 % 24,130,650 35,406,303 No
2007 35.51 % 6,662,383 18,760,400 32.02 % 20,806,940 33,333,216 14.40 % No
2002 46.17 % 8,288,536 17,951,127 45.08 % 18,386,639 31,736,053 10.50 % No
1997 65.60 % 10,999,139 16,767,309 74.13 % 14,838,069 29,245,552 4.60 % No
1991 59.00 % 7,822,625 13,258,554 60.07 % 13,021,830 25,553,000 11.80 % No
Presidential 2019 39.88 % 9,759,392 24,474,161 34.86 % 27,992,084 42,325,923 12.86 % No
2014 49.42 % 11,307,478 22,880,678 43.57 % 25,951,372 38,813,722 No
2009 74.56 % 15,356,024 20,595,683 65.86 % 23,315,450 34,178,188 6.02 % No
2004 58.07 % 10,508,777 18,097,225 53.60 % 19,605,085 32,818,500 3.10 % No
1999 60.91 % 10,652,623 17,488,757 63.77 % 16,705,217 30,932,382 No
1995 75.69 % 12,087,281 15,969,904 80.10 % 15,090,300 25,533,000 3.90 % No
Angola Parliamentary 2017 76.13 % 7,093,002 9,317,294 53.07 % 13,366,186 29,310,273 3.88 % No
2012 62.77 % 6,124,669 9,757,671 71.59 % 8,554,966 18,056,072 6.02 % No
2008 87.36 % 7,213,281 8,256,854 92.42 % 7,804,962 16,102,061 10.58 % No
1992 86.91 % 4,196,388 4,828,626 84.16 % 4,986,230 10,609,000 12.98 % No
Presidential 1992 90.37 % 4,363,646 4,828,626 87.51 % 4,986,230 10,609,000 13.09 % No
Benin Parliamentary 2019 22.99 % 1,147,625 4,992,399 19.23 % 5,967,849 11,646,392 No
2015 65.91 % 2,946,042 4,470,000 56.69 % 5,196,462 10,448,647 No
2011 56.12 % 2,037,004 3,629,837 44.77 % 4,550,388 9,325,032 No
2007 58.69 % 2,347,600 4,000,000 61.83 % 3,796,635 7,862,944 No
2003 55.90 % 1,724,093 3,084,422 52.20 % 3,302,946 6,787,625 13.80 % No
1999 70.11 % 1,776,108 2,533,399 65.85 % 2,697,063 6,009,635 No
1995 75.80 % 1,922,553 2,536,234 73.65 % 2,610,380 5,554,000 2.40 % No
1991 51.68 % 1,069,367 2,069,343 46.54 % 2,297,830 4,889,000 3.70 % No
Presidential 2016 66.13 % 3,138,624 4,746,348 58.35 % 5,378,554 10,741,458 1.01 % No
2011 84.82 % 3,111,833 3,668,558 68.39 % 4,550,388 9,325,032 4.48 % No
2006 69.54 % 2,725,634 3,919,550 74.23 % 3,671,785 7,862,944 2.55 % No
2001 54.17 % 1,707,604 3,152,365 55.35 % 3,085,115 6,395,919 10.18 % No
1996 77.60 % 1,958,855 2,524,262 72.90 % 2,686,990 5,717,000 2.79 % No
1991 64.07 % 1,315,123 2,052,638 57.23 % 2,297,830 4,889,000 0.80 % No
Botswana Parliamentary 2019 83.51 % 772,208 924,709 53.47 % 1,444,142 2,283,255 No
2014 84.75 % 698,409 824,073 55.09 % 1,267,719 2,155,784 1.17 % No
2009 76.71 % 555,078 723,617 62.20 % 892,339 1,990,876 1.88 % No
2004 76.20 % 421,272 552,849 44.00 % 957,540 1,561,973 2.10 % No
1999 77.11 % 354,463 459,662 41.98 % 844,338 1,592,528 4.90 % No
1994 76.55 % 283,375 370,173 44.63 % 634,920 1,443,000 No
1989 68.24 % 250,487 367,069 47.90 % 522,900 1,245,000 No
1984 77.58 % 227,756 293,571 54.18 % 420,400 1,051,000 No
1979 55.24 % 134,496 243,483 46.37 % 290,033 783,873 No
1974 31.22 % 64,011 205,016 26.21 % 244,200 660,000 No
1969 54.73 % 76,858 140,428 37.46 % 205,200 570,000 No
1965 140,793 69.42 % 202,800 520,000 1.50 % No
Burkina Faso Parliamentary 2015 60.13 % 3,317,193 5,517,015 36.45 % 9,100,031 18,931,686 4.75 % No
2012 75.96 % 3,315,795 4,365,153 39.67 % 8,359,428 17,275,115 9.02 % No
2007 56.43 % 2,520,488 4,466,354 37.93 % 6,644,496 15,264,735 11.40 % No
2002 64.14 % 1,868,645 2,913,219 33.47 % 5,582,296 12,272,289 7.70 % No
1997 44.53 % 2,220,161 4,985,352 41.29 % 5,376,800 10,754,000 4.90 % No
1992 33.80 % 1,260,107 3,727,843 26.72 % 4,716,500 9,433,000 No
1978 40.24 % 1,161,824 2,887,550 39.13 % 2,969,000 5,938,000 No
1970 48.29 % 1,156,697 2,395,226 46.31 % 2,497,500 5,550,000 3.80 % No
Presidential 2015 60.00 % 3,309,988 5,517,015 36.37 % 9,100,031 18,931,686 5.78 % No
2010 54.82 % 1,773,151 3,234,555 23.00 % 7,707,700 16,241,811 4.45 % No
2005 57.66 % 2,262,899 3,924,328 36.40 % 6,216,114 13,925,313 8.70 % No
1998 56.08 % 2,361,294 4,210,234 46.92 % 5,032,586 11,123,673 0.10 % No
1991 35.25 % 1,256,381 3,564,501 27.34 % 4,595,500 9,191,000 3.30 % No
Burundi Parliamentary 2020 87.31 % 4,464,359 5,113,418 76.14 % 5,863,257 11,865,821 4.18 % No
2015 74.32 % 2,856,112 3,843,024 55.53 % 5,143,633 10,742,276 19.45 % No
2010 66.68 % 2,367,926 3,551,125 50.81 % 4,660,761 9,863,117 3.87 % No
2005 77.23 % 2,446,001 3,167,124 70.39 % 3,474,897 6,370,609 1.00 % No
1993 91.38 % 2,156,659 2,360,090 75.41 % 2,859,840 5,958,000 2.12 % No
1982 95.00 % 1,500,000 1,578,947 4,581,943
1961 75.39 % 783,027 1,038,653 2,967,000 1.04 %
Presidential 2020 87.71 % 4,484,928 5,113,418 76.49 % 5,863,257 11,865,821 3.82 % No
2015 73.44 % 2,826,072 3,848,119 54.94 % 5,143,633 10,742,276 6.09 % No
2010 76.98 % 2,735,558 3,553,372 58.69 % 4,660,761 9,863,117 1.07 % No
1993 97.31 % 2,291,746 2,355,126 80.14 % 2,859,840 5,958,000 1.40 % No
Cabo Verde Parliamentary 2016 65.93 % 229,337 347,828 64.47 % 355,717 553,432 No
2011 76.01 % 226,942 298,567 86.18 % 263,333 516,100 1.32 % No
2006 54.18 % 174,858 322,735 79.98 % 218,632 475,947 2.00 % No
2001 54.14 % 140,901 260,275 65.85 % 213,973 436,530 3.40 % No
1995 76.52 % 158,901 207,648 79.48 % 199,920 392,000 3.40 % No
1991 75.27 % 125,564 166,818 71.75 % 175,000 350,000 5.90 % No
Presidential 2016 35.48 % 123,414 347,828 34.69 % 355,717 553,432 No
2011 59.90 % 182,597 304,836 56.61 % 322,531 516,197 No
2006 53.10 % 171,819 323,554 78.59 % 218,632 475,947 0.80 % No
2001 58.94 % 153,407 260,275 71.69 % 213,973 436,530 1.20 % No
Cameroon Parliamentary 2020 43.79 % 3,021,947 6,900,928 23.24 % 13,001,295 27,744,989 No
2013 76.79 % 4,208,796 5,481,226 37.55 % 11,207,373 22,534,532 4.40 % No
2007 62.01 % 3,100,000 5,000,000 34.51 % 8,982,601 18,060,382 No
2002 65.66 % 2,882,164 4,389,572 36.89 % 7,813,588 15,803,220 No
1997 75.60 % 2,906,156 3,844,330 46.70 % 6,222,978 13,829,000 No
1992 60.59 % 2,435,443 4,019,562 44.42 % 5,482,800 12,184,000 9.80 % No
1988 90.32 % 3,282,884 3,634,568 67.03 % 4,897,350 10,883,000 3.10 % No
1960 69.56 % 1,349,739 1,940,438 57.44 % 2,350,000 4,700,000 No
Presidential 2018 53.85 % 3,590,681 6,667,754 29.61 % 12,125,696 25,640,965 1.47 % No
2011 68.28 % 4,951,434 7,251,651 50.25 % 9,854,578 20,129,878 2.31 % No
2004 79.52 % 3,738,759 4,701,953 45.28 % 8,256,564 16,063,678 4.50 % No
1997 87.00 % 3,377,833 3,882,725 53.67 % 6,293,250 13,985,000 No
1992 71.87 % 3,015,440 4,195,687 55.00 % 5,482,800 12,184,000 No
1988 91.40 % 3,321,872 3,634,568 67.83 % 4,897,350 10,883,000 No
Central African Republic Parliamentary 2016 44.28 % 542,546 1,225,300 27.05 % 2,005,942 4,950,027 4.73 % No
2011 61.16 % 1,116,620 1,825,735 55.67 % 2,005,942 4,950,027 No
2005 72.65 % 946,616 1,302,930 45.14 % 2,097,278 3,742,482 6.00 % No
1998 58.45 % 834,494 1,427,691 53.60 % 1,556,887 3,075,001 1.50 % No
1993 67.93 % 809,298 1,191,374 50.28 % 1,609,560 3,156,000 1.90 % No
Presidential 2016 59.01 % 1,153,300 1,954,433 57.49 % 2,005,942 4,950,027 3.89 % No
2015 62.57 % 1,222,956 1,954,433 48.22 % 2,536,127 5,391,539 7.36 % No
2011 61.21 % 1,117,447 1,825,735 55.71 % 2,005,942 4,950,027 0.07 % No
2005 72.65 % 946,616 1,302,930 45.14 % 2,097,278 3,742,482 6.00 % No
1999 59.14 % 1,010,744 1,709,086 63.71 % 1,586,468 3,133,426 7.40 % No
1993 67.93 % 809,298 1,191,374 50.28 % 1,609,560 3,156,000 1.90 % No
Chad Parliamentary 2011 56.60 % 2,734,280 4,830,885 57.27 % 4,774,767 10,758,945 No
2002 52.40 % 2,185,646 4,171,169 59.61 % 3,666,595 8,796,000 No
1997 50.14 % 881,346 1,757,879 25.64 % 3,437,910 6,741,000 3.30 % No
Presidential 2016 65.95 % 4,123,730 6,252,548 70.98 % 5,809,346 11,852,462 6.71 % No
2011 55.71 % 2,765,765 4,964,807 57.92 % 4,774,767 10,758,945 No
2006 53.08 % 3,024,226 5,697,922 71.40 % 4,235,756 9,944,201 4.70 % No
2001 61.12 % 2,487,215 4,069,099 70.01 % 3,552,534 7,689,365 2.80 % No
1996 74.90 % 2,672,358 3,567,913 79.89 % 3,345,090 6,559,000 No
Comoros Parliamentary 2020 62.42 % 195,773 313,647 41.27 % 474,387 846,281 4.60 % No
2015 71.35 % 195,870 274,505 49.41 % 396,380 766,865 No
2009 363,967 330,956 752,438 No
2004 225,000 321,053 671,247 No
1987 65.00 % 221,000 340,000 100.64 % 219,600 488,000 No
1978 75.61 % 144,767 191,468 86.46 % 167,440 364,000 0.80 % No
Presidential 2019 53.84 % 166,447 309,137 36.14 % 460,567 833,909 4.47 % No
2016 67.81 % 204,113 301,006 48.29 % 422,725 794,678 5.82 % No
2010 52.80 % 202,933 384,358 56.13 % 361,536 773,407 13.52 % No
2006 57.26 % 177,601 310,177 52.14 % 340,640 690,948 3.80 % No
2002 76.28 % 115,078 150,867 37.99 % 302,919 596,202 3.30 % No
1996 61.95 % 179,655 290,000 59.06 % 304,200 676,000 No
1990 60.27 % 190,074 315,391 77.79 % 244,350 543,000 1.40 % No
Congo, Democratic Republic of Parliamentary 2018 45.40 % 18,329,318 40,371,439 41.53 % 44,138,661 85,281,024 Yes
2011 59.05 % 18,911,572 32,024,640 55.56 % 34,036,859 71,712,867 4.06 % Yes
2006 70.29 % 17,868,580 25,420,199 61.36 % 29,121,042 62,522,207 5.56 % Yes
Presidential 2018 45.40 % 18,329,318 40,371,439 41.53 % 44,138,661 85,281,024 Yes
2011 59.05 % 18,911,572 32,024,640 55.56 % 34,036,859 71,712,867 4.06 % Yes
2006 65.36 % 17,931,631 25,421,249 57.06 % 29,121,042 62,522,207 2.16 % Yes
1984 15,030,923 32,341,528 Yes
1977 10,694,624 86.14 % 12,415,239 26,482,646 0.01 % Yes
1970 10,131,827 20,540,000 Yes
Cote d'Ivoire Parliamentary 2016 34.10 % 2,137,364 6,268,113 16.15 % 13,233,263 23,740,424 5.17 % No
2011 36.56 % 2,070,793 5,664,377 18.16 % 11,401,580 21,504,162 5.43 % No
2000 31.54 % 1,740,240 5,517,613 23.83 % 7,301,400 14,786,000 11.10 % No
1990 42.47 % 1,872,292 4,408,809 39.95 % 4,686,800 11,717,000 No
Presidential 2020 53.90 % 4,039,849 7,495,082 15,025,494 27,481,086 No
2015 52.86 % 3,330,928 6,301,189 25.88 % 12,870,771 23,295,302 6.03 % No
2010 81.12 % 4,689,366 5,780,804 53.90 % 8,700,030 21,058,798 2.12 % No
2000 37.42 % 2,049,018 5,475,143 28.06 % 7,301,400 14,786,000 12.40 % No
1995 45.33 % 1,722,506 3,800,000 31.16 % 5,527,080 14,172,000 No
1990 70.00 % 3,086,166 4,408,809 65.85 % 4,686,800 11,717,000 No
Djibouti Parliamentary 2018 61.78 % 119,861 194,000 21.48 % 558,020 884,017 No
2013 69.16 % 122,333 176,878 26.82 % 456,162 792,198 1.83 % No
2008 72.61 % 109,999 151,490 27.72 % 396,776 709,196 5.90 % No
2003 48.42 % 86,482 178,617 23.56 % 367,040 690,777 1.80 % No
1997 56.83 % 94,303 165,942 29.82 % 316,290 608,000 1.50 % No
1992 48.45 % 73,187 151,066 26.28 % 278,460 546,000 1.90 % No
Presidential 2016 69.26 % 129,507 187,000 24.73 % 523,746 846,687 No
2011 75.45 % 114,681 152,000 25.98 % 441,504 757,074 No
2005 78.90 % 156,484 198,332 54.08 % 360,405 666,400 5.70 % No
1999 56.28 % 96,368 171,232 29.01 % 332,151 630,122 1.10 % No
1993 50.26 % 75,635 150,487 26.11 % 289,640 557,000 No
Egypt Parliamentary 2015 28.27 % 15,206,000 53,786,000 27.46 % 55,382,461 88,487,396 Yes
2012 62.04 % 29,279,884 47,192,169 54.99 % 53,245,955 83,688,164 Yes
2010 27.47 % 7,995,022 29,109,107 16.16 % 49,477,735 80,471,869 Yes
2005 28.13 % 8,790,708 31,253,417 19.75 % 44,509,556 77,505,756 3.40 % Yes
2000 24,602,241 37,063,756 65,158,549 Yes
1995 47.99 % 10,072,017 20,987,453 30.41 % 33,115,600 59,135,000 2.50 % Yes
1990 44.43 % 7,253,168 16,326,229 25.03 % 28,980,050 52,691,000 4.80 % Yes
1987 50.32 % 7,207,467 14,324,162 27.21 % 26,487,000 49,050,000 5.50 % Yes
1984 43.14 % 5,323,086 12,339,418 21.59 % 24,654,780 45,657,000 3.30 % Yes
1979 11,000,000 42,855,980 Yes
1976 39.77 % 3,803,973 9,564,482 18.95 % 20,068,980 37,866,000 Yes
Presidential 2018 41.05 % 24,254,152 59,078,138 39.90 % 60,780,501 99,413,317 7.27 % No
2014 47.50 % 25,578,233 53,848,911 47.14 % 54,257,299 86,895,099 Yes
2012 51.85 % 26,420,763 50,958,794 49.62 % 53,245,955 83,688,164 3.19 % Yes
2005 22.95 % 7,305,036 31,826,284 16.41 % 44,509,556 77,505,756 2.40 % Yes
Equatorial Guinea Parliamentary 2017 84.01 % 273,502 325,555 65.53 % 417,365 778,358 No
2008 278,000 319,275 616,459 No
2004 96.45 % 203,042 210,514 74.58 % 272,235 492,000 0.40 % No
1999 94.94 % 184,218 194,036 24.51 % 751,522 477,538 0.40 % No
Presidential 2016 92.70 % 301,799 325,548 74.55 % 404,850 759,451 3.93 % No
2009 93.35 % 273,127 292,585 83.03 % 328,968 633,441 0.43 % No
2002 97.97 % 211,104 215,477 78.94 % 267,407 520,764 0.26 % No
Ethiopia Parliamentary 2015 93.22 % 34,351,444 36,851,461 70.09 % 49,011,364 99,465,819 No
2010 93.44 % 29,832,190 31,926,520 71.17 % 41,919,571 88,013,491 No
2005 82.60 % 22,610,690 27,372,888 66.19 % 34,161,773 73,053,286 No
2000 90.00 % 18,226,800 20,252,000 59.98 % 30,386,448 61,679,843 No
1995 94.05 % 20,068,508 21,337,379 76.02 % 26,399,033 55,549,970 No
1992 19,148,000 77.35 % 24,754,080 51,571,000
Gabon Parliamentary 2018 58.63 % 398,798 680,194 33.87 % 1,177,350 2,119,036 Yes
2011 34.28 % 255,570 745,645 28.24 % 905,060 1,534,000 Yes
2006 640,000 841,571 1,426,392 Yes
2001 596,431 748,800 1,269,154 Yes
1996 501,897 1,097,708 Yes
Presidential 2016 59.46 % 373,310 627,805 41.89 % 891,075 1,738,541 Yes
2009 44.29 % 357,621 807,402 40.01 % 893,845 1,514,993 4.88 % Yes
2005 63.47 % 352,263 554,967 42.98 % 819,628 1,389,201 1.40 % Yes
1998 53.83 % 337,113 626,200 49.30 % 683,828 1,159,031 1.30 % Yes
1993 88.08 % 426,594 484,319 57.94 % 736,320 1,248,000 2.10 % Yes
1986 99.95 % 904,039 904,467 223.70 % 404,123 859,448 0.04 % Yes
Gambia Parliamentary 2017 42.00 % 372,362 886,578 32.33 % 1,151,645 2,051,363 No
2012 19.44 % 154,950 796,929 16.83 % 920,752 1,840,454 No
2007 41.70 % 261,947 628,160 32.75 % 799,786 1,641,564 No
2002 56.38 % 94,621 167,817 13.88 % 681,715 1,392,000 1.00 % No
1997 73.21 % 307,856 420,507 56.71 % 542,850 1,155,000 No
1992 55.80 % 223,200 400,000 55.26 % 403,880 878,000 No
1987 80.20 % 200,000 249,376 53.74 % 372,140 809,000 No
1982 166,102 56.86 % 292,100 635,000 No
1977 81.94 % 177,181 216,234 68.17 % 259,910 553,000 No
1972 76.07 % 103,851 136,521 44.15 % 235,200 490,000 No
Presidential 2016 59.35 % 526,161 886,578 47.04 % 1,118,529 2,009,648 No
2011 82.55 % 657,904 796,929 73.53 % 894,774 1,797,860 0.02 % No
2006 58.58 % 392,685 670,336 50.66 % 775,143 1,641,564 0.00 % No
2001 89.71 % 404,343 61.32 % 659,382 1,367,124 No
1996 80.00 % 394,537 493,171 72.68 % 542,850 1,155,000 No
Ghana Parliamentary 2016 67.55 % 10,614,718 15,712,499 70.88 % 14,974,531 26,908,262 1.75 % No
2012 80.01 % 11,226,352 14,031,793 82.05 % 13,682,083 24,652,402 1.58 % No
2008 69.52 % 8,671,272 12,472,758 66.59 % 13,021,558 23,434,573 2.40 % No
2004 85.12 % 8,813,908 10,354,970 79.98 % 11,020,508 20,757,032 2.10 % No
2000 61.19 % 6,546,695 10,698,652 64.55 % 10,141,400 20,212,000 1.60 % No
1996 65.00 % 5,980,000 9,200,000 67.96 % 8,799,420 17,958,000 No
1992 28.07 % 2,059,415 7,336,846 30.01 % 6,862,370 15,959,000 No
1979 35.25 % 1,770,379 5,022,092 37.11 % 4,770,420 11,094,000 No
1969 63.20 % 1,493,281 2,362,665 42.13 % 3,544,800 8,440,000 No
1956 50.06 % 697,257 1,392,874 34.57 % 2,017,130 4,691,000 No
Presidential 2016 68.62 % 10,781,917 15,712,499 72.00 % 14,974,531 26,908,262 1.54 % No
2012 80.15 % 11,246,982 14,031,793 82.20 % 13,682,083 24,652,402 2.20 % No
2008 72.91 % 9,094,364 12,472,758 69.84 % 13,021,558 23,434,573 2.40 % No
2004 85.12 % 8,813,908 10,354,970 79.98 % 11,020,508 20,757,032 2.10 % No
2000 61.74 % 6,605,084 10,698,652 65.13 % 10,141,400 20,212,000 1.60 % No
1996 78.21 % 7,257,984 9,279,605 82.48 % 8,799,420 17,958,000 1.50 % No
1992 50.16 % 4,127,876 8,229,902 60.15 % 6,862,370 15,959,000 No
Guinea Parliamentary 2020 58.04 % 3,006,055 5,179,600 45.85 % 6,556,813 12,527,440 4.20 % No
2013 63.53 %