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Central African Republic

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National 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
Assemblée nationale (National Assembly)
Chamber name
Assemblée nationale (National Assembly)
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1962 to 1966
from 1988 to 1993
from 1994 to 1998
from 2002 to 2003
from 2017
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
Laurent Ngon Baba (Male)
Year of birth
1957
Term
29.10.2018
Additional information
Elected on 29 Oct. 2018.
See historical data for this field.

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
Noël Kamnadji (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 14 Feb. 2019.

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.
140
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
140
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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.
8.57% 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.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
4,546
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
32,471 See historical data for this field.

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature.

 

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.