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Guinea (Republic of Guinea)

Guinea (Republic of Guinea) has a Unicameral parliament with legislated quotas for the single/lower house and at the sub-national level. 26 of 114 (23%) seats in the Assemblée nationale / National Assembly are held by women.

At a glance

Structure of Parliament: Unicameral

Are there legislated quotas...

  • For the Single/Lower House? Yes
  • For the Sub-National Level? Yes

Are there voluntary quotas...

  • Adopted by political parties? No

Is there additional information?...

  • Yes

Last updated: Oct 29, 2018

Single/Lower House

Assemblée nationale / National Assembly

Total seats 114
Total Women 26
% Women 23%
Election Year 2018
Electoral System Parallel
Quota Type Legislated Candidate Quotas
Election details IDEA Voter Turnout - IPU Parline
  Legal source Details
Quota type: Legislated Candidate Quotas Electoral law

Two-thirds of the members of the National Assembly are elected through a proportional representation system from a single nationwide constituency, while the remaining one-third is elected through a first-past-the-post system in single-member constituencies. At least 30% of the candidates on the proportional representation lists must be women (Article 129 (2) of the Electoral Law). In addition, in case 2 candidates of different sex obtain an equal number of votes, the contested seat should be won by the candidate of an under-represented sex (Article 130).

Political funding legislation Article 4 of the law for the political parties states that a 5% of the total state funding for the political parties will be proportionally distributed to the parties that they have elected women MPs.
Legal sanctions for non-compliance No None
Rank order/placement rules Electoral law

Article 129 (3) of the electoral law stipulates that the 30% quota requirement for women candidates on the proportional representation lists should be taken into account when compiling the rank order of candidates on the lists.

Is the provision of direct public funding to political parties related to gender equality among candidates? Not applicable  
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Are there provisions for other financial advantages to encourage gender equality in political parties? No  
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Quota at the Sub-National Level

  • Quota type: Reserved seats
  Legal source Details
Quota type: Reserved seats Electoral law

Article 103 of the electoral law states that one-third (33%) of the seats for members of district councils must be reserved for women. In addition, Article 115 stipulates that at least 30% of the candidates on the lists participating in Communal Council elections must be women. Article 4 of the law for the political parties states that 5% of the total state funding for the political parties will be proportionally distributed to the parties they have elected women MPs.

Political funding legislation Article 4 of the law for the political parties states that 5% of the state funding for political parties will be proportionally distributed to parties which have elected women in the communal-municipal councils.
Legal sanctions for non-compliance No None
Rank order/placement rules Electoral law

Article 115 of the electoral law stipulates that the 30% quota requirement for women candidates on the lists running for Communal Council elections should be taken into account when compiling the rank order on the lists.

Additional Information

Guinea’s legislation on public funding of political parties states that 5 per cent of the total state funding for political parties will be proportionally distributed to the parties which have elected women members of parliament (Article 4 (5)) and 5 percent will be allocated to parties which have women elected as members of local government bodies (Article 4 (5).

In the most recent elections, held on 28 September 2013, international election observers noted that the 30 per cent quota requirement was not met by six party lists. Considering that the electoral law does not foresee any type of sanctions for non-compliance with the gender quota, the electoral authorities did not use any mechanism of strict enforcement of the quota requirements (European Union Electoral Observation Mission 2013).

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