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Togo (Togolese Republic)

Togo (Togolese Republic) has a Unicameral parliament with legislated quotas for the single/lower house. 18 of 91 (20%) seats in the Assemblee 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? No

Are there voluntary quotas...

  • Adopted by political parties? No

Is there additional information?...

  • Yes

Last updated: Jan 24, 2023

Single/Lower House

Assemblee nationale / National Assembly

Total seats 91
Total Women 18
% Women 20%
Election Year 2018
Electoral System List PR
Quota Type Legislated Candidate Quotas
Election details IDEA Voter Turnout - IPU Parline
  Legal source Details
Quota type: Legislated Candidate Quotas Electoral law

The National Assembly is composed of 91 members elected through a proportional representation system from closed candidate lists in multi-member constituencies. The lists of candidates must contain equal numbers of men and women (Article 220 (5) of the Electoral Code as amended by Law 2013-004).

Legal sanctions for non-compliance No None
Rank order/placement rules No None
Is the provision of direct public funding to political parties related to gender equality among candidates? Yes

The allocation mechanism for public party funding rewards successful female candidacy: 70% are attributed based on the share of votes in preceding elections, 20% are determined by the number of women elected for the party in the previous legislative elections and 10% by the number of women elected for the party in the last local elections. 

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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

The electoral law was amended in 2013, requiring that candidate lists include equal numbers of men and women. This provision will be applied from the next legislative election onwards. The 2013 Law on Political Party and Electoral Campaign Funding provides that 20 per cent of the public funding allocated to political parties be distributed in proportion to the number of women elected in the previous legislative elections, and that 10 per cent of the public funding be distributed in proportion to the number of women elected from each political party in the previous local elections.




  • Loi du 5 juin 2013 portant financement public des partis politiques et des campagnes électorales [Law on political party and electoral campaign funding, adopted on 5 June 2013]


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