Djibouti

National Assembly

Political system
Presidential-Parliamentary
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
Assemblée nationale (National Assembly)
Chamber name
Assemblée nationale (National Assembly)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1981 to 2005
from 2010
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
African Group
Arab group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the National Assembly
Speaker
Dileita Mohamed Dileita (Male)
Date of birth: 12 Mar 1958
Term
05 Mar 2023
Additional information

Elected on 5 March 2023.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Ismail Goulal Boudine (Male)
Term
No information available

Members

Statutory number of members
65

Notes: The constitutional amendments adopted in April 2010 provide for a bicameral parliament comprising the existing National Assembly and a new Senate, yet to be established.

Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
65
Current number of members
65
Men
48
Women
17
Percentage of women
26.2%
Population (in thousands)
1,106
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
17,015

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
51.0
(2023-03)
Youngest member
Housseina Abdoulkader Ali (Female)
Youngest member (years)
30
Number of members, by age (2023-03)
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 8 6 4 18 5 7 0 0 48
Female 0 0 8 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 17
Totals per age interval 0 0 16 10 5 21 6 7 0 0 65
Total <= 45: 26 Total >= 46: 39
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
24.6% 12% 12.3%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
40.0% 22% 18.5%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
Yes

Notes: Quota Law provides the rule of at least 25 per cent of either sex in senior public positions (Article 3, Law no. 219/AN/18/7ème L).

Electoral quota for women
Yes

Notes:

The proportion of either male or female candidates on the lists of candidates submitted by political parties and/or political party groupings must be 25 per cent of the number of seats to be filled. If not the list will be inadmissible.

The quota of elected members of either sex to the National Assembly is fixed at not less than 25 per cent.

Sources: Article 2, Law no. 219/AN/18/7ème L

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
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