Côte d'Ivoire

Senate

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
Sénat (Senate)
Structure & status of parliament
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

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

Speaker

Official title
President of the Senate
Speaker
Kandia Kamissoko Camara (Female)
Date of birth: 1959
Term
12 Oct 2023
Additional information

Elected on 12 Oct. 2023.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Ousmane Samassi Touré (Male)
Term
26 Apr 2023
Notes

Appointed on 26 April 2023.

Members

Statutory number of members
99

Notes:

Indirectly elected: Senators are elected in each of the country’s 31 regions and 2 districts (2 senators per region/district) by an electoral college composed of members of the National Assembly, mayors, regional and municipal councillors.

Appointed: Appointed by the President of the Republic

Principal mode of designation of members
Indirectly elected
Indirectly elected members
66
Appointed members
33
Current number of members
97
Men
73
Women
24
Percentage of women
24.7%
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
No information available
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
Male No information available
Female
Total <= 45: - Total >= 46: -
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
- - -
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
- - -
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
- - -

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
No information available
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