Guinea-Bissau

People's 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
Assembleia Nacional Popular (People's National Assembly)
Chamber name
Assembleia Nacional Popular (People's National Assembly)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 2000 to 2002
from 2010
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
African Group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the People's National Assembly
Speaker
Domingos Simões Pereira (Male)
Date of birth: 20 Oct 1963
Term
27 Jul 2023
Additional information

Elected on 27 July 2023.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
José Carlos Rodrigues da Fonseca (Male)
Term
04 Aug 2014
Notes

Appointed on 4 Aug. 2014.

Members

Statutory number of members
102
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
102
Current number of members
102
Men
92
Women
10
Percentage of women
9.8%
Population (in thousands)
2,061
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
20,206

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
Youngest member
Bacai Sanhá Júnior (Male)
Youngest member (years)
No information available
Oldest member
Embunhe Encada (Male)
Oldest member (years)
No information available
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
Yes

Notes:

political parties for parliamentary and local elections, requires a minimum of 36% representation of women on any list of candidates for elective office. The provision applies to lists for both titular and substitute candidates.
Lists that do not meet this requirement must be corrected. Failure to correct a list within the specified time limits may result in the following sanctions:
a) The public display of the list, indicating its non-compliance with this Law;
b) Its publicization in the media;
c) A reduction in the amount of public subsidies for electoral campaigns, if any, under the terms of this Law;
d) The loss of all tax exemptions where they have been granted.

Sources:

Articles 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 of the Parity Law (Lei de Paridade para a participação das Mulheres na política e nas esferas de tomada de decisão). The Law was adopted by the National Assembly on 22 November 2018, enacted by the President of the Republic on 3 December 2018, and published in the official journal (Boletim Oficial) on 4 December 2018.
https://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/215511630345368083/pdf/Annex.pdf

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