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Gabon (Gabonese Republic)

Gabon (Gabonese Republic) has a parliament with legislated quotas for the single/lower house. 22 of 143 (15%) seats in the Assemblee nationale / National Assembly are held by women.

At a glance

Structure of Parliament:

Are there legislated quotas...

  • For the Single/Lower House? Yes
  • For the Upper House? No
  • For the Sub-National Level? No

Are there voluntary quotas...

  • Adopted by political parties? No

Is there additional information?...

  • Yes

Last updated: Apr 13, 2022

Single/Lower House

Assemblee nationale / National Assembly

Total seats 143
Total Women 22
% Women 15%
Election Year 2018
Electoral System TRS
Quota Type Legislated Candidate Quotas
Election details IDEA Voter Turnout - IPU Parline
  Legal source Details
Quota type: Legislated Candidate Quotas Electoral law

Law n°9/2016 of September 5, 2016 fixing the quotas for access of women and young people to political elections and that of women to senior state jobs. The law imposes a 30% quota for women in political party lists.

Legal sanctions for non-compliance No data available
Rank order/placement rules No data available
Is the provision of direct public funding to political parties related to gender equality among candidates? No  
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Are there provisions for other financial advantages to encourage gender equality in political parties? No  
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Additional Information

Regarding the participation of women in political life, the delegation (the Gabonese delegation is composed, in particular, of Ms. Mireille Sarah Nzenze, Permanent Representative of Gabon to the United Nations in Geneva; the Director of Economic and Social Citizen Promotion; and several officials from the Ministries of Justice and Foreign Affairs) indicated in particular that the "Gabon Equality" strategy (the Strategy for the Promotion of Women's Rights and the Reduction of Gender Inequalities) pursued 33 objectives. The "Gabon Equality"(Gabon-Égalité), includes 33 measures which, since October 2020, are being implemented by seven ministerial departments includes the measure of encouraging the participation of young women in political life through a mentoring program and the promotion of a change of mentality among the women themselves. The law imposes a 30% quota for women in political party lists (OHCHR).

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