Cameroon

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

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1963
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
African Group

Speaker

Official title
President of the Senate
Speaker
Marcel Niat Njifenji (Male)
Date of birth: 1934
Term
12 Jun 2013
Additional information

Elected on 12 June 2013, re-elected on 17 March 2014, 17 March 2015, 15 March 2016, 21 March 2017, 3 March 2018, 4 May 2018, on 14 March 2019, on 26 March 2020, on 19 April 2023 and on 23 March 2024.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Michel Meva'a M'Eboutou (Male)
Term
18 Jun 2013
Notes

Appointed on 18 June 2013.

Members

Statutory number of members
100

Notes: Each region is represented in the Senate by 10 Senators, seven of whom are indirectly elected at the regional level and the remaining three are appointed by decree of the President of the Republic. The Senators are elected in each region by an electoral college composed of regional and municipal councillors.

Principal mode of designation of members
Indirectly elected
Indirectly elected members
70
Appointed members
30
Current number of members
100
Men
69
Women
31
Percentage of women
31.0%
Statutory number of members per country 
280
Population (in thousands)
27,199
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
97,139

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
Click for historical data
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
No
Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
No information available
List of members
No information available
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