The GO is tracking African elections and updating this map with recent results and changes including Senegal, Mali, and Guinea-Bissau. The map covers a period of two years when 40 countries have organized elections. Twenty-four of these elections are to choose presidents, while thirty-seven of them will renew national parliaments.
As more and more elections take place across Africa, electoral processes pave the way for democracy and development. However, weak and flawed elections also carry with them a strong potential for instability and violence. Continuous monitoring of electoral processes thus serves as a tool to identify and alert on potential conflict.