A Quick Look Into African Countries Where Elections Will Be Held In 2018

Elections in Africa are political elections held in African states that determine who will be elected President of the Republic for a five-year term (five-year term). In recent years, presidential elections have been held by direct universal suffrage and to be allowed to run, candidates must submit signatures. Here are the African elections to follow absolutely in 2018.

1- Sierra Leone 

More than 3 million voters will be expected at the polls on March 7, 2018 for the presidential elections after two terms of President Ernest Bai Koroma.

Sierra Leone: Presidential 2018, Power and Opposition Designate Their Candidate

2- Egypt


The outgoing president, Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, whose term ends in 2012, was elected for a second and final term in 2014.

The Egyptian presidential election being the fourth presidential election in the history of Egypt, after that of 2005, that of 2012 and that of 2014, must take place between 8 February and 8 May 2018.

Presidential candidates

3- Mali

The next presidential election will be held in July 2018.

4- South Sudan

Planned initially for 2015, they are finally postponed in 2017 and then in July 2018.


Salvar Kiir, current President of South Sudan

5- Cameroon


Aged 85, President Paul Biya has been in power since 1975. Finally, it is in October 2018, that will be held the next presidential of Cameroon.

Good luck to all of the candidates !


6- Democratic Republic of Congo


The Democratic Republic of Congo, whose current president is Joseph Kabila, has been in power since 2006.

However, some people say that it will have presidential elections in 2018 if only if Joseph Kabila leaves power at the end of 2017.

If all goes well …, these elections will take place in October or December 2018.

So, let’s cross our fingers for DR Congo!


7- Madagascar

The Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) has promulgated the schedule for the next presidential election.

According to this entity involved in the organization of elections, that of the 2018 presidential election will be held between 25 November 2018 and 25 December 2018. According to the texts governing the Malagasy legislative election, mentioned in Article 40 of the constitution, the presidential election should be organized sixty days before the five-year rule of the ruling Head of State, that is, before the expiry of the President’s current term of office. Moreover, the CENI is doing a citizen awareness to optimize the active participation of Malagasy to vote and especially to make voters aware of the importance of voting.


8- Zimbabwe

The presidential elections in Zimbabwe were to take place in the course of 2018, probably between July and August. It will be to elect the President of the Republic by direct universal suffrage for a five-year term.

Given the recent events in Zimbabwe, which led to the resignation of incumbent President Robert Mugabe, the new election date remains unknown.



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