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Cameroon

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National Assembly

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

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 1963-01
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
05.11.2013
Additional information
Re-elected on 5 Nov. 2013, 18 March 2014, 17 March 2015, 15 March 2016, 21 March 2017, 3 March 2018 and on 14 March 2019.
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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
Désiré Geoffroy Mbock (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 18 June 2018.

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
In accordance with the bill adopted by the National Assembly in July 2018, which extended the parliamentary mandate by one year to end on 29 October 2019, the next parliamentary elections were expected to be held in 2019 (instead of 2018). In July 2019, however, the National Assembly extended its term by two more months, to end on 29 December 2019. The next parliamentary elections are now due to take place by 9 February 2020.
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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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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
56
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
31.11% 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

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
Zoubainatou Salihou (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
75
Oldest member
Enow Tanjong (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 0 7 24 30 75 39 5 0 0
Total <= 45: 31 Total >= 46: 149
Male 0 0 5 21 21 54 31 5 0 0 137
Female 0 0 2 3 9 21 8 0 0 0 43
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 younger3.89%2.78%1.11%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger17.22%14.44%2.78%
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.