Côte d'Ivoire

National Assembly

Political system
Presidential-Parliamentary
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

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
Parlement (Parliament)
Chamber name
Assemblée nationale (National Assembly)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1968 to 1999
from 2001
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
African Group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the National Assembly
Speaker
Adama Bictogo (Male)
Date of birth: 14 Dec 1962
Term
07 Jun 2022
Additional information

Elected on 7 June 2022.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Aboubacar Sidiki Diomande (Male)
Term
18 Jul 2022
Notes

Appointed on 18 July 2022.

Members

Statutory number of members
255
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
255
Current number of members
254
Men
220
Women
34
Percentage of women
13.4%
Statutory number of members per country 
354
Population (in thousands)
27,478
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
77,621

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
55.2
(2021-03)
Youngest member
Naya Naomi Jarvis Zamble (Female)
Youngest member (years)
25
Oldest member
Mamadou Diawara (Male)
Oldest member (years)
81
Number of members, by age (2021-03)
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
Male 0 0 7 30 35 79 54 12 1 0 218
Female 0 1 0 1 4 20 8 2 0 0 36
Totals per age interval 0 1 7 31 39 99 62 14 1 0 254
Total <= 45: 39 Total >= 46: 215
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
0.4% 0.0% 0.4%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
3.1% 3% 0.4%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
15.4% 15% 0.8%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
Yes

Notes: 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).

Sources: Articles 2, 3 and 4 of the Promotion of Women’s Representation in Elected Assemblies Act 2019 (Act No. 2019-870 of 14 October 2019) / loi N°2019-870 du 14 octobre 2019 favorisant la représentation de la femme dans les assemblées élues (http://www.famille.gouv.ci/public/documents/19838507.pdf)

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No