Africa Elections: All the upcoming votes
Last updated: 7 July 2020
How to use the map: the basics
This Africa elections map shows you all the upcoming votes. Move around and click to find out more.
The colour tells you approximately when the election is:
- Red – This month
- Orange – Next month
- Yellow – In two months
- Green – Beyond that
The icon tells you who is up for election:
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- Information about the context and system behind every election.
- Analysis of the candidates, platforms, parties and significance of the vote, updated each week.
- The results and outcomes explained.
- Essential reading around the vote.
- The latest headlines from around the web.
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Upcoming Africa elections: A list
Here are the upcoming elections in list form. The exact dates are liable to change. We recommend you read this piece: How African countries are dealing with elections during COVID-19 from 20 May 2020.
- 2: Malawi – President
- 20: Burundi – Parliament (upper house)
Beyond/unconfirmed [being updated]
16 August 2020: Ethiopia – Parliament + Regional Councils[POSTPONED]
- 22-24 October (Sept-Nov 2020): Seychelles – President
- Oct 2020: Tanzania – President + Parliament
- 31 Oct 2020: Côte d’Ivoire – President + Parliament
- 22 Nov 2020: Burkina Faso – President + Parliament + Referendum
- Nov 2020: Egypt – Parliament
- 7 Dec 2020: Ghana – President + Parliament
- 13 December 2020: Chad – Parliament
- 27 Dec 2020: Central African Republic – President + Parliament
- 27 Dec 2020: Niger – President + Parliament
- 2020: Guinea – President
- 2020: Somalia – Parliament
- 2020: Liberia – Parliament
- 2020: Gabon – Parliament