Senegal

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 1963
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
African Group

Speaker

Official title
President of the National Assembly
Speaker
Amadou Mame Diop (Male)
Date of birth: 18 Jun 1965
Term
12 Sep 2022
Additional information

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Amadou Thimbo (Male)
Term
09 Jan 2024
Notes

Appointed on 9 Jan. 2024.

Members

Statutory number of members
165
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
165
Current number of members
165
Men
89
Women
76
Percentage of women
46.1%
Population (in thousands)
16,877
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
102,285

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
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Number of members, by age (2022-09 - 2022-11)
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 9 10 9 38 26 2 0 0 94
Female 0 0 9 2 11 28 19 0 0 0 69
Totals per age interval 0 0 18 12 20 66 45 2 0 0 163
Total <= 45: 30 Total >= 46: 133
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
11.0% 6% 5.5%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
18.4% 12% 6.7%

Reserved seats and quotas

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

Notes: Legislated candidate quotas. Candidate lists must be composed of alternating male and female candidates. As Senegal has a parallel electoral system the provisions of parity apply to both the list of candidates submitted for seats elected through a proportional representation contest (PR) and the seats contested through a plurality/majority contest in multi-member constituencies. For example, in a multi-member constituency with 5 seats, a party must have at least 2 women in its list of 5 candidates.

Sources: Cf. Electoral Law n.92-16 of 1992, as amended by the law no 2012-01 of 2012, article L.145

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