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National 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.

Parliament name
Parlement - Parliament
Chamber name
Assemblée nationale - National Assembly (National Assembly)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1963
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.
Speaker of the National Assembly
Speaker
Djibril Cavayé Yeguie (Male)
Year of birth
1940
Term
31.03.1992
Additional information
Re-elected on 5 Nov. 2013, 18 March 2014, 17 March 2015, 15 March 2016, 21 March 2017, 3 March 2018, on 14 March 2019 and on 17 March 2020.
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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
Gaston Komba (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 14 April 2020.

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
180
Note on the statutory number of members
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Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
180
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
119
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
61
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
33.89% 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.
280 See historical data for this field.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
22,835
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
81,554 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.

 

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
55.00
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Nafissatou Alim (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
78
Oldest member
Sime Pierre (Male)
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 2 14 17 27 64 41 15 0 0
Total <= 45: 33 Total >= 46: 147
Male 0 0 11 14 18 43 25 8 0 0 119
Female 0 2 3 3 9 21 16 7 0 0 61
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger1.11%0%1.11%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger8.89%6.11%2.78%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger18.33%13.89%4.44%
Members for whom data is available
180

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups Reserved seats are a means to ensure the parliamentary representation of certain groups in society.
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Article 151 of the Electoral Code states that each list of candidates must take into account different sociological components of the constituency. It must also take account of gender.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.