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Côte d'Ivoire

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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
Amadou Soumahoro (Male)
Year of birth
1953
Additional information
Elected on 7 March 2019.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary general
Alain Acakpo Addra (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 15 March 2019.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
227
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
28
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
10.98% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Issouf DOUMBIA (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
77
Oldest member
Mamadou DIAWARA (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
199
Total per sex
Total of male
224
Total of female
25
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
22
41-45
28
46-50
44
51-60
92
61-70
59
71-80
4
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 0 22 28 44 92 59 4 0 0
Total <= 45: 50 Total >= 46: 199
Male 0 0 20 27 38 83 52 4 0 0 224
Female 0 0 2 1 6 9 7 0 0 0 25
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 younger8.84%8.03%0.8%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger20.08%18.88%1.2%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Election results

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
1,336
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
166
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
12.43%
Notes
The statistics above refers to the number of titular candidates. In addition, there were 1,336 substitute candidates including 162 women (12.13%).
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
166
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
12.43%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
226
Number of women elected
29
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.
11.37%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
29

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.
226
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.
29
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.
Guillaume Soro (Male)
Political party
Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace (RHDP)
Date of election
09.01.2017
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1960
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1960
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, under French administration, women were granted universal suffrage in 1952. This right was confirmed by the Framework law (Loi-cadre Deferre) of 23 June 1956 and confirmed again at independence.
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1952
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
1965
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Caucus des femmes parlementaires de Côte d'Ivoire (Fempaci)
Date of creation
01.2013
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
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
No