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Parlement - Parliament, Assemblée nationale - National Assembly (National Assembly)

The IPU data corresponds to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. For information about upper chambers, refer to Parline

Women in parliament
31.11%
of MPs are women
Youth in parliament
17.22%
of MPs are under 45
MPs' human rights
1
cases currently treated by the Committee on the Human Rights of MPs
  • Population 22.84 million people
  • Number of MPs 180 MPs
  • Legislature bicameral
  • Last election Sep 2013
  • IPU Membership
  • Common principles signatory
  • Website www.assnat.cm
  • More data from Parline

This page contains the latest IPU news and data for this parliament. The percentage of women in parliament and the percentage of youth participation correspond to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. The number of MP human rights cases corresponds to the latest decisions of the IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians.

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Building a bridge between science and policy: IPU side event at the 70th World Health Assembly

A parliamentary side event, "Bridging the Gap between Evidence and Policy: The Role of Parliamentarians in Advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" will be organized at the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva on 29 May. Organized by the IPU and WHO under the sponsorship of Austria, Bangladesh and Cameroon, the side event aims to facilitate dialogue between MPs and the health community, and allow MPs to contribute to the global health agenda.
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