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Burundi

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National Assembly

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Pascal Nyabenda (Male)
Year of birth
1966
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Marc Rwabahungu (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
44
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
36.36% 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
Elias KUNTWARI (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
68
Oldest member
Festus NTANYUNGU (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
64
Total per sex
Total of male
73
Total of female
33
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
1
31-40
26
41-45
15
46-50
25
51-60
31
61-70
8
71-80
0
81-90
0
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 1 26 15 25 31 8 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 42 Total >= 46: 64
Male 0 1 15 9 18 22 8 0 0 0 73
Female 0 0 11 6 7 9 0 0 0 0 33
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0.94%0.94%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger25.47%15.09%10.38%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger39.62%23.58%16.04%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
One in four candidates on electoral lists must be a woman. If the quotas for reserved seats are not met following an election, the Electoral Administration co-opts (adds) the additional seats needed to do so.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
77
Number of women elected
44
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.
44%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
25 women were directly elected. In all, 18 women (3 Hutus and 15 Tutsis) and 3 Twa representatives (including one woman) were co-opted, bringing the total number of women to 44.
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
25
Women Appointed
19

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.
77
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.
44
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.
Pascal Nyabenda (Male)
Political party
National Council for the Defense of Democracy - Front for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD-FDD)
Date of election
30.07.2015
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1962
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1962
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, the Legislative Decree of Rwanda - Urundi (L.D.R.U.) N° 02/269, issued by the Belgian administration of the UN Trust territory on 17 August 1961 granted universal suffrage to women. This right was confirmed at independence.
Women’s right to stand for election
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1961
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1982
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Association of Women Parliamentarians of Burundi (AFEPABU)
Date of creation
01.2006
Formal or informal
Formal
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 Constitution of the Republic of Burundi of 18 March 2005, Revision of the Electoral Code in September 2009. Law of 25 January 2010 on the organization of communal administration. Revision of the Penal Code of 22 April 2009. Workshop to raise awareness about the elimination of violence against women. Capacity building workshop for women parliamentarians in the areas of leadership, communication and advocacy. Consultative seminar on gender-based violence in Burundi. Workshop for the exchange of experiences with respect to gender and governance between women in parliament and the administration. Training for representatives of parliament (women parliamentarians), the government, civil society and the media in advocating and raising awareness about resolution 1325, for the development of strategies and a network for sharing information. Meetings and consultations in three regions of Burundi between women parliamentarians and local elected officials on the rights of women and the problem of gender-based violence. - Law of 5 January 2011 creating the Independent National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH).
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
No