Cabo Verde

National Assembly

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
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
Assembleia Nacional (National Assembly)
Chamber name
Assembleia Nacional (National Assembly)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1982
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
African Group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the National Assembly
Speaker
Austelino Tavares Correia (Male)
Date of birth: 08 Aug 1968
Term
19 May 2021
Additional information

Elected on 19 May 2021.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Angelino Gomes Coelho (Male)
Term
05 Jun 2023
Notes

Appointed on 5 June 2023.

Members

Statutory number of members
72

Notes: Six members represent Cabo Verdean citizens abroad: two each from the Americas, the rest of Africa and Europe.

Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
72
Current number of members
72
Men
44
Women
28
Percentage of women
38.9%
Population (in thousands)
588
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
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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
47.9
(2021-05)
Youngest member
Fidel Carlos Cardoso de Pina (Male)
Youngest member (years)
32
Oldest member
Maria de Fátima Tavares Silva Moreira Wright (Female)
Oldest member (years)
68
Number of members, by age (2021-05)
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 10 11 12 5 0 0 0 45
Female 0 0 5 8 6 4 4 0 0 0 27
Totals per age interval 0 0 12 18 17 16 9 0 0 0 72
Total <= 45: 30 Total >= 46: 42
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
16.7% 10% 6.9%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
41.7% 24% 18.1%

Reserved seats and quotas

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

Notes: Electoral list must include at least 40% women or men (Parity Law, approved November 2019).

Sources: Article 4.1-4.2 of Law 68/IX/2019 of 28 November 2019

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