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Côte d'Ivoire

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Senate

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Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Jeannot Ahoussou-Kouadio (Male)
Year of birth
1951

Secretary general

Secretary General
Soumahoro Cidick (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
80
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
19
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
19.19% See historical data for this field.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
58
Number of women elected
8
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.
12.12%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
In the first-ever elections to the 99-seat Senate held in March 2018, 8 out of 66 indirectly elected seats went to women. On 3 April 2019, the President of the Republic appointed 33 senators, including 11 women. The Senate held a session with its full 99 members, including 19 women, on 11 April.
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Indirectly Elected
8
Women Appointed
11

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.
80
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.
19
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.
Jeannot Ahoussou-Kouadio (Male)
Date of election
05.04.2018
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1960
Women’s right to vote
Women’s 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
Women's 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