Côte d'Ivoire

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National Assembly

Data on women


Basic information > About parliament


Amadou Soumahoro (Male)
Year of birth
Additional information
Elected on 7 March 2019, re-elected on 30 March 2021.
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Alain Acakpo Addra (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 11 July 2019.


Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
12.85% See historical data for this field.


Average age of all members
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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.
Oldest member
Mamadou DIAWARA (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Article 3 of the Promotion of Women’s Representation in Elected Assemblies Act 2019 (Act No. 2019-870 of 14 October 2019) requires that a minimum of 30 per cent of candidates are to be women for both the majority and proportional representation systems. It also requires that candidates of different genders be alternated throughout the list (a so-called zebra system). Article 4 of the 2019 Act states that all parties or groups of parties that field at least 50 per cent women candidates will benefit from additional public funding. The law applies to elections to both the National Assembly and the Senate (which is indirectly elected) as well as to regional, district and municipal councillors (c.f., Article 2).
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or 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
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Caucus des femmes parlementaires de Côte d'Ivoire (Fempaci)
(November 2013)
Formal or informal
The caucus is open to male MPs
The caucus is cross-party
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus


Issues dealt with by the caucus
The Caucus of Women Parliamentarians of Côte d'Ivoire aims to enable the Ivorian women parliamentarians to act together and in solidarity in favour of women's rights, gender equality and gender mainstreaming in parliamentary work.

The objectives of the Caucus of Women Parliamentarians of Côte d'Ivoire are as follows:

- To strengthen solidarity among women MPs;
- Contribute to reconciliation and the strengthening of national unity;
- Contribute to the initiation of laws favourable to gender equality and the revision of discriminatory laws;
- Contribute to the promotion of gender equality policies;
- Promote the participation of women in all decision-making bodies;
- Strengthen the partnership between women and men parliamentarians;
- Ensure gender mainstreaming in the work and structures of the National Assembly;
- Strengthen gender mainstreaming within political parties;
- Raise public awareness on the promotion of women and their rights;
- Promote and strengthen partnerships with other national and international institutions, organizations and networks.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action

Contact information for the Committee

Assemblée nationale, 01 B.P. 1381,
Côte d'Ivoire