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Cote d'Ivoire (Republic of Cote d'Ivoire)

Cote d'Ivoire (Republic of Cote d'Ivoire) has a Bicameral parliament with the use of voluntary party quotas and legislated quotas for the single/lower house and upper house and at the sub-national level. 36 of 254 (14%) seats in the Assemblée nationale / National Assembly are held by women.

At a glance

Structure of Parliament: Bicameral

Are there legislated quotas...

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

Are there voluntary quotas...

  • Adopted by political parties? Yes

Is there additional information?...

  • No

Last updated: Aug 24, 2022

Single/Lower House

Assemblée nationale / National Assembly

Total seats 254
Total Women 36
% Women 14%
Election Year 2022
Electoral System FPTP PBV
Quota Type Legislated Candidate Quotas
Election details IDEA Voter Turnout - IPU Parline
  Legal source Details
Quota type: Legislated Candidate Quotas Constitution  
Electoral law

For constituencies with more than two seats, the lists must include at least thirty percent (30%) of female candidates (Electoral Code, Art.78).

Legal sanctions for non-compliance Yes

No list of candidates for the election of Deputies for constituencies with more than two seats may be accepted if it does not include at least thirty percent (30%) of female candidates (Electoral Code, Art.78). 

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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Upper House

Sénat / Senate

Total seats 99
Total Women 19
% Women 19%
Election Year 2018
Electoral System Indirectly Elected; Appointed
Quota Type Legislated Candidate Quotas>
  Legal source Details
Quota type: Legislated Candidate Quotas Electoral law

No list of candidates for the election of senators may be accepted if it does not include a number of candidates equal to that of the seats to be filled in the electoral constituency considered. For constituencies with more than two seats, the lists must include at least thirty percent (30%) of female candidates (Electoral Code, Art.117).

Legal sanctions for non-compliance Yes

No list of candidates for the election of senators can be accepted if it does not fulfill the conditions set out in the preceding paragraph (Electoral Code, Art.117).

Rank order/placement rules No data available

Quota at the Sub-National Level

  • Quota type: Legislated Candidate Quotas
  Legal source Details
Quota type: Legislated Candidate Quotas Constitution  
Electoral law

No list of candidates for regional elections may be accepted if it does not include a number of candidates equal to that of the seats to be filled in the electoral constituency considered. Candidate lists must include at least thirty percent (30%) of female candidates (Electoral Code, Art.156).

Legal sanctions for non-compliance Yes

No list of candidates for regional elections may be accepted if it does not meet the conditions set out in paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 of this article (Electoral Code, Art.156). Including the 30% gender quota.

Rank order/placement rules Yes

The registration of male candidates must be alternated with that of female candidates on the list (Electoral Code, Art.156).

Voluntary Political Party Quotas*

Party Official name Details, Quota provisions
Ivorian Popular Front Front Populaire Ivoirien [FPI] Since 2001 the Ivorian Public Front has a 30 percent quota for women at all levels of its structures, including electoral candidate lists. The quota has not always been put into practice. (FPI statutes, article 14, June 2009.)

* Only political parties represented in parliament are included. When a country has legislated quotas in place, only political parties that have voluntary quotas that exceed the percentage/number of the national quota legislation are presented in this table.

Additional Information

"The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today examined the fourth periodic report of Côte d’Ivoire on measures taken to implement the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women." (2019) "In 2016, the principle of equality between all citizens and a list of prohibited grounds of discrimination, including on the grounds of sex, had been introduced in the Constitution, and the March 2019 law on the representation of women in elected assemblies imposed a 30 % quota for women candidates. Côte d’Ivoire was committed to overcoming the remaining challenges and guaranteeing to its women the equal enjoyment of the fruits of development, including through the social programme 2018-2020 and its budget of over $1.7 billion dollars" (OHCHR).

 

Côte d'Ivoire passed a law in 2019 requires political parties to meet a female candidate quota of 30% for parliamentary elections (The Africa Report, 2021).

 

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