Election Calendar

Upcoming - date set

  • Afghanistan - Legislative (Oct 15 2016)
    Observations: Postponed elections to Wolesi Jirga scheduled on 15th October, cancelled due to lack of electoral reform
  • Mali - Local (Nov 20 2016)
    Observations: Initially scheduled for April 26th 2015, the elections have been delayed sine die due to insecurity.
  • Palestine - Local (Dec 01 2016)
    Observations: A court ordered to postpone local elections initially due on September until December 2016
  • Somalia - Presidential (Feb 08 2017)
  • Turkey - Referendum (Apr 16 2017)
  • Algeria - Legislative (May 04 2017)
  • Iran - Presidential (May 19 2017)
    Observations: Announced
  • Kyrgyzstan - Presidential (Jun 15 2017)
    Observations: Outgoing president Atumbayev cannot run for a new mandate
  • Albania - Legislative (Jun 25 2017)
    Observations: Fearing boicot from the opposition, a new date was fixed on June 25th, the day after Ramadan
  • Mauritania - Referendum (Jul 15 2017)
    Observations: Fiercely opposed by the opposition, it envisages the abolition of the Senate and a new national flag

Upcoming - date to be determined

  • Iraq - Referendum
    Approximate date: September 2017
    Observations: The Iraqi government has strongly opposed to this election
  • Algeria - Local
    Approximate date: October 2017
  • Tunisia - Local
    Approximate date: December 2017
    Observations: First local elections in the democratic period
  • Lebanon - Legislative
    Approximate date: May 2018
    Observations: On 5 November 2014, the National Assembly extended its term by 31 months. The extended term is now due to expire on 20 June 2017 and now May 2018