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Sénat - Senate (Senate)

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARLIAMENTARY CHAMBER

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Parliament name Parlement - Parliament Parliamentary building
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Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Sénat - Senate / Senate
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Assemblée nationale - National Assembly / National Assembly
Affiliation to the IPU Yes
Affiliation date(s) 1963 -
LEADERSHIP
President

Marcel Niat Njifenji (M) 

Notes Elected on 12 June 2013.
Secretary General Michel Meva'a M'Eboutou (M) 
Notes Appointed on 18 June 2013.
COMPOSITION
Members (statutory / current number) 100 / 100
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN

Percentage of women
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Women (current number) 20 (20.00%)
Mode of designation indirectly elected 70
appointed 30
Notes Each region is represented in the Senate by 10 Senators, seven of whom are indirectly elected at the regional level and the remaining three are appointed by decree of the President of the Republic. The Senators are elected in each region by an electoral college composed of regional and municipal councillors.
Term 5 years
Notes The election of senators takes place the last Sunday before the end of their term at the latest.
Last renewal dates 14 April 2013
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Address Sénat du Cameroun
BP 20, YAOUNDE
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Phone (237) 222 18 402
Fax (237) 222 18 382
E-mail
Website

This page was last updated on 21 October 2013
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