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Djibouti

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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 1981-01 to 2006-01
from 2010-01
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
Arab 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
Mohamed Ali Houmed (Male)
Term
01.03.2015
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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
Ismail Goulal Boudine (Male)

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.
65
Note on the statutory number of members
The constitutional amendments adopted in April 2010 provide for a bicameral parliament comprising the existing National Assembly and a new Senate, yet to be established.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
65
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
17
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
26.15% 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.
927
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
14,262 See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
OUMMA MOHAMED HAMID (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
76
Oldest member
ABDOULRAHMAN HASSAN RAYALEH (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups Reserved seats are a means to ensure the parliamentary representation of certain groups in society.
Number of reserved seats, by group
Notes
La loi sur les quotas prévoit la règle d'au moins 10% de l'un ou l'autre sexe dans les postes publics supérieurs (loi n ° 192, article 3).
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Sièges réservés et quotas de candidats inscrits dans la loi. Le minimum d’hommes ou de femmes candidats sur chaque liste de parti doit représenter 10 pour cent des sièges à pourvoir. Un décret présidentiel de 2002, précise que chaque parti doit avoir 10 % d’élus de chaque sexe.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.