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Gabon

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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
Faustin Boukoubi (Male)
Year of birth
1954
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary general
Constant Brice Paillat (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
14.06.2012 -

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
110
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
24
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
17.91% 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.
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
97
Total per sex
Total of male
102
Total of female
14
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
10
41-45
9
46-50
26
51-60
44
61-70
25
71-80
2
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 10 9 26 44 25 2 0 0
Total <= 45: 19 Total >= 46: 97
Male 0 0 9 9 21 38 23 2 0 0 102
Female 0 0 1 0 5 6 2 0 0 0 14
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 younger8.62%7.76%0.86%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger16.38%15.52%0.86%

Reserved seats and quotas

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

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.
110
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.
24
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.
Faustin Boukoubi (Male)
Political party
Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG)
Date of election
11.01.2019
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 the right to vote under the Loi-cadre Deferre, adopted on 23 June 1956. This right was confirmed 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
1956
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
1961
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Réseau National des Femmes Députées (RENAFED)
Date of creation
01.2004
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
No
Notes
former parliamentarians
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
Issues dealt with by the caucus
- Development of quota legislation and a bill to remove discriminatory provisions from the Civil Code. - Yes - Evaluation of women's leadership in Gabon.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
No