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Togo

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National Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Yawa Djigbodi Tsegan (Female)
Year of birth
1971
Additional information
Elected on 23 Jan. 2019.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary general
Madakome Fademba Waguena (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 4 March 2015.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
15
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
16.48% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Tsisope Kodzo Ameganvi (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
75
Oldest member
André Kouassi Ablom Johnson (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
The lists of candidates must contain equal numbers of men and women.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
76
Number of women elected
15
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
16.48%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
15

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.
76
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.
15
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.
Yawa Djigbodi Tsegan (Female)
Political party
Union for the Republic (UNIR)
Date of election
23.01.2019
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 were granted the right to vote to the French parliament in 1945 and to the local legislative assembly in 1956 by the Loi-cadre Deferre. This right was confirmed at independence. (Women participated in the first legislative elections on 1946 after Togo's application for suffrage was completed and the French decree of 22 August 1945 was entered into force)
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
Prior to independence, under French administration, women were granted the right to vote and stand for election to the French parliament in 1945 and to the local legislative assembly in 1956 by the Loi-cadre Deferre. These rights were confirmed at independence. (Women participated in the first legislative elections on 1946 after Togo's application for suffrage was completed and the French decree of 22 August 1945 was entered into force)
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1961
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Caucus des femmes parlementaires de l'Assemblée nationale du Togo / Women Parliamentary Caucus
Date of creation
01.2011
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
No
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
No
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No