Gambia (The)

National Assembly

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

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 2006
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
African Group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the National Assembly
Speaker
Fabakary Tombong Jatta (Male)
Date of birth: 16 Nov 1952
Term
14 Apr 2022
Additional information

Elected on 14 April 2022.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Clerk
Secretary General
Momodou A. Sise (Male)
Term
01 Jun 2018
Notes

Appointed on 1 June 2018.

Members

Statutory number of members
58

Notes: Appointed members: appointed by the President.

Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
53
Appointed members
5
Current number of members
58
Men
53
Women
5
Percentage of women
8.6%
Population (in thousands)
2,640
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
45,517

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
43.1
(2022-04)
Youngest member
Abdoulie Njai (Male)
Youngest member (years)
26
Oldest member
Fabakary Tombong Jatta (Male)
Oldest member (years)
70
Number of members, by age (2022-04)
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 3 19 10 11 7 3 0 0 0 53
Female 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
Totals per age interval 0 3 21 11 12 8 3 0 0 0 58
Total <= 45: 35 Total >= 46: 23
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
5.2% 5.2% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
41.4% 38% 3.4%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
60.3% 55% 5.2%

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
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
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