Equatorial Guinea

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
Parlamento (Parliament)
Chamber name
Senado (Senate)
Structure & status of parliament
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1984 to 1991
from 2011
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
African Group

Speaker

Official title
President of the Senate
Speaker
María Teresa Efua Asangono (Female)
Date of birth: 25 Mar 1957
Term
12 Jul 2013
Additional information

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Victorino Nka Obiang (Male)
Term
30 Sep 2013
Notes

Appointed on 30 Sep. 2013.

Members

Statutory number of members
70

Notes:

Appointed members: appointed by the President.

Others: Two ex officio members

The statutory number of the Senate is 70. However, the Senate may comprise ex-officio members, whose number varies during the legislature. The total number of senators may thus be higher than 70.

Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
55
Appointed members
15
Other members
4
Current number of members
80
Men
60
Women
20
Percentage of women
25.0%
Statutory number of members per country 
170
Population (in thousands)
1,634
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
9,612

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
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