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Côte d'Ivoire

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Senate

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theNational Assembly

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Notes

With the entry into force of the 2016 Constitution, in keeping with the provisions of Article 183(3) of the Constitution the sitting Parliament's term will expire in December 2020.
Parliament name
Parlement (Parliament)
Chamber name
Sénat (Senate)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1968 to 2000
from 2001
IPU Geopolitical Group/s IPU Geopolitical Groups: African Group, Arab Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Eurasia Group, Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), Twelve Plus Group.
African Group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
President of the Senate
Speaker
Jeannot Ahoussou-Kouadio (Male)
Year of birth
1951
Term
05.04.2018
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Secretary General

Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
Secretary General
Secretary General
Soumahoro Cidick (Male)

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
Principal mode of designation of members
Indirectly elected members Indirectly elected, for example by regional parliaments or an electoral college.
66
Appointed members Appointed, for example, by the Head of State.
33
Note on the statutory number of members
Indirectly elected: Senators are elected in each of the country’s 31 regions and 2 districts (2 senators per region/district) by an electoral college composed of members of the National Assembly, mayors, regional and municipal councillors. Appointed: Appointed by the President of the Republic
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
99
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
80
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
19
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
19.19% See historical data for this field.
Statutory number of members per country As defined in the constitution or other fundamental laws. Combines the number of parliamentarians in both chambers in bicameral parliaments.
354 See historical data for this field.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
23,108
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
65,277 See historical data for this field.

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature.

 

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.