Political system
Transitional system
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
Parliament de la transition (Transitional Parlement)
Chamber name
Sénat de la transition (Transitional Senate)
Structure & status of parliament
Upper chamber
Transitional status
Yes

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1972
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
African Group

Speaker

Official title
President of the Transitional Senate
Speaker
Paulette Missambo (Female)
Date of birth: 20 Sep 1949
Term
11 Sep 2023
Additional information

Appointed on 11 Sep. 2023.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Michel-Edouard Kenguel (Male)
Term
30 Jul 2018
Notes

Sworn in on 30 July 2018.

Members

Statutory number of members
70

Notes:

Members are appointed by decree of the Transitional President.

The Transitional Charter, amended on 6 October 2023, provides for a 70-member Transitional Senate as follows:

- 37 members from political parties

- 27 members from civil society

- 6 members from the defence and security forces

Principal mode of designation of members
Appointed
Appointed members
70
Current number of members
70
Men
53
Women
17
Percentage of women
24.3%
Statutory number of members per country 
168
Population (in thousands)
2,341
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
No information available
Number of members, by age (2021-03 - 2023-09)
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 0 2 6 14 17 4 0 0 43
Female 0 0 0 0 2 3 4 0 0 0 9
Totals per age interval 0 0 0 2 8 17 21 4 0 0 52
Total <= 45: 2 Total >= 46: 50
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
0.0% 0% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
3.8% 4% 0.0%
Members for whom age data is not available
15
(2023-10)

Reserved seats and quotas

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

Notes:

Article 55 of the Transitional Charter stipulates that women’s access to elected and nominated offices may be promoted by specific measures provided for under the law.

The composition of the various transitional bodies is to take gender into account.

Sources: Source: Article 55 of the Transitional Charter, published on 4 September 2023 in the Official Journal No. 225 Bis.

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