Cameroon

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Marcel Niat Njifenji (Male)
Year of birth
1934
Additional information
Elected on 12 June 2013, re-elected on 17 March 2014, 17 March 2015, 15 March 2016, 21 March 2017, 3 March 2018, 4 May 2018, on 14 March 2019 and on 26 March 2020.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Michel Meva'a M'Eboutou (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 18 June 2013.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
26
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
26% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Ahmadou Tidjani (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
84
Oldest member
Victor Mukete Essimi Ngo (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
At least one woman should be represented on each list
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
74
Number of women elected
26
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.
26%

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.
74
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.
26
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.
Marcel Niat Njifenji (Male)
Date of election
04.05.2018
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1961
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1946
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, women in the French administered part of Cameroon were granted the right to vote on 27 October 1946 with foundation of the French Union and the 4th Republic. Following the "Loi Lamine Guèye" all citizens of the Union territories had the right to vote for the French Parliament. This right was extended to local legislative assemblies on 23 June 1956 by the Loi-cadre Deferre and 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
1946
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
1960