Burkina Faso

Transitional Legislative 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 législative de la transition (Transitional Legislative Assembly)
Parliament is in transitional status Parliament is in a transitional status, pending the establishment of a new full-fledged parliament.

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1972 to 1974
from 1979 to 1981
from 1993
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 Transitional Legislative Assembly
Speaker
Ousmane Bougouma (Male)
Year of birth
1981
Term
11.11.2022
Additional information
Elected on 11 Nov. 2022.
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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
Valérie Simporé Soubeiga (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 24 Aug. 2022.

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
71
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Principal mode of designation of members
Other
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Other members For example, ex-officio members of parliament, such as Cabinet members, members of the royal family, Attorney General, Speaker if appointed from outside parliament.
71
Note on the statutory number of members
Members are designated by the following persons/groups, as foreseen by the Transitional Charter promulgated in October 2022, and their credentials are validated by a commission of inquiry and deliberation.
• Head of State: 20
• Prominent regional stakeholders (one person per region): 13
• Political parties: 12
• Security and defence forces: 16
• Civil society organizations: 10
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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.
71
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
59
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
12
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
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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.
71 See historical data for this field.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
21,497
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
302,775 See historical data for this field.

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
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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.

Number of reserved seats, by group

Women
2
Youth
2
Persons with disabilities
2
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.