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Senegal

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National Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Moustapha Niasse (Male)
Year of birth
1939
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Secretary general

Secretary general
Marie Joséphine Diallo (Female)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
69
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
41.82% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Aminata Diao (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
78
Oldest member
Moustapha Niasse (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
110
Total per sex
Total of male
79
Total of female
62
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
16
41-45
15
46-50
21
51-60
45
61-70
36
71-80
7
81-90
1
91 and over
0
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 0 16 15 21 45 36 7 1 0
Total <= 45: 31 Total >= 46: 110
Male 0 0 11 10 8 24 20 6 0 0 79
Female 0 0 5 5 13 21 16 1 1 0 62
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger11.35%7.8%3.55%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger21.99%14.89%7.09%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Quotas de candidats inscrits dans la loi. Les listes de candidats doivent être constituées alternativement d’hommes et de femmes. Comme le Sénégal a un système électoral parallèle, les dispositions sur la parité s’appliquent à la fois aux listes de candidats briguant des mandats électifs à la proportionnelle et aux listes présentées dans des scrutins majoritaires concernant des circonscriptions plurinominales. Par exemple, dans une circonscription plurinominale à cinq sièges, un parti doit présenter au moins deux femmes sur sa liste de cinq candidats.
Elections > Election results

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
96
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
69
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Moustapha Niasse (Male)
Political party
Benno Bokk Yaakaar
Date of election
14.09.2017
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1960
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1960
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Prior to independence, under French administration, women gained the right to vote by the decree of 19 February 1945 which states that there is no difference between Senegalese women and French women in their right to vote. "les femmes sénégalaises sont électrices et éligibles dans les mêmes conditions que les femmes orginaires de France." In 1956 women were granted the right to vote to local elections by the loi-cadre Deferre. This right was confirmed at independence.
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1960
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Women gained the right to stand for electiom at the national level in 1960 with the first Constitution of Senegal. According to the decree of 19 February 1945, the same conditions apply to the political rights of both Senagalese and French women. "Les femmes sénégalaises sont électrices et éligibles dans les mêmes conditions que les femmes orginaires de France."
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1963

Women Heads of State or Government

Woman Heads of State or Government
Not available
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Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Collectif des Femmes Parlementaires
Date of creation
01.2002
Formal or informal
Informal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
No
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
Issues dealt with by the caucus
- The caucus of women parliamentarians has dealt with such issues as female circumcision, child abuse and capacity building for women
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
Yes