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The Senate is the upper house of the Parliament of Ivory Coast. The Senate was created after a new constitution was approved by a referendum in 2016.[2]

Senate

Sénat
Parliament of Ivory Coast
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
History
Founded2016
New session started
April 12, 2018
Leadership
President
Structure
Seats99 members
Cote d'Ivoire Senat 2018.svg
Political groups
Government coalition

Non-partisan

Elections
Indirect election
Last election
24 March 2018
Meeting place
Felix Houphouet-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research, Yamoussoukro[1]
Website
www.anci.ci

HistoryEdit

The Senate is expected to first sit in 2018, after the first Ivorian senatorial election, which will be held on March 24, 2018.[3][4][5] Under the constitution the Senate is expected to represent the regions.

Electoral systemEdit

On February 14, 2018, the government of Ivory Coast decided the first Ivorian senatorial election will be held on March 24, 2018. It also established new rules on appointing senators, who will be elected by National Assembly members, members of municipal, autonomous districts and regional councils. Each region and autonomous district will have 2 senators elected and 1 appointed by the President. The Senate will have 99 members.[3][6][7]

Presidents of the SenateEdit

Below is a list of Presidents of the Senate:

Name Entered office Left office
Jeannot Ahoussou-Kouadio 10 April 2018 Present

Current senatorsEdit

On 24 March 2018, 66 senators were eletected.[8] The president will appoint 33 senators.

Region Elected members Appointed members
Agnéby-Tiassa Béhou Ekissi (Independent)
Hyacinthe Amon Ekissi (Independent)
1
Bafing Sarra Fadika (RHDP)
Mamadou Diomandé (RHDP)
1
Bagoué Nanourou Diarrassouba (RHDP)
Losseni Dao (RHDP)
1
Bélier Jeannot Ahoussou-Kouadio (RHDP)
Louise Adjoua N'Go (RHDP)
1
Béré Mamadou Bamba (Independent)
Kanaté Dogomo (Independent)
1
Bounkani Sansan Noufé (Independent)
Kouakou Ouattara (Independent)
1
Cavally Edouard Djouha Kéhi (RHDP)
Paul Déhé (RHDP)
1
Folon Chantal Fanny Moussokoura (RHDP)
Baba Traoré (RHDP)
1
Gbêkê Alain Cocauthrey Abla-Kouakou (Independent)
René Koumoin Konan (Independent)
1
Gbôklé Jean-Baptiste Pany (Independent)
Amélie Beugré Orhon (Independent)
1
Gôh André Logbo (RHDP)
Fatouma Sangaré (RHDP)
1
Gontougo Moïse Yao-Kouman (RHDP)
Souleyman Touré (RHDP)
1
Grands-Ponts Félix Memel Grah (Independent)
Francis Bombro Lezou (Independent)
1
Guémon Boniface Gueye (Independent)
Evariste Sah Tiétémomon (Independent)
1
Hambol Simon Ouattara Lamine (RHDP)
Anzoumanan Ouattara (RHDP)
1
Haut-Sassandra Seri Bi N'Guessan (RHDP)
Lancine Touré (RHDP)
1
Iffou Moïse Koumoué Koffi (RHDP)
Delphin Kouadio Kpli Kouassi (RHDP)
1
Indénié-Djuablin Abdoulaye Tano (RHDP)
Amoikon Kouakou Banga (RHDP)
1
Kabadougou Arouna N'Daho (RHDP)
Siaka Koné (RHDP)
1
La Mé Christophe Yapo Achi (RHDP)
Zepp Atsé N'dé (RHDP)
1
Lôh-Djiboua Adia Adido (RHDP)
Manindja Touré (RHDP
1
Marahoué Lionel-Bernard Bassy-Koffi Koffi (RHDP)
Charles Goueti Bi Soho (RHDP)
1
Moronou Tiémoko Koffi (RHDP)
Séraphin Boni Kouamé (RHDP)
1
Nawa Adama Mané (RHDP)
Bernard Gobo Yokoré (RHDP)
1
N'Zi Emilienne Epse Bobi (RHDP)
Bertin Kouadio Kouakou (RHDP)
1
Poro Yaya Coulibaly (RHDP)
Augustin Silué Kagnon (RHDP)
1
San-Pédro Clément Boueka Nabo (RHDP)
Alphonse Gosso Yabayou (RHDP)
1
Sud-Comoé Germain Ollo Anouman (RHDP)
Félix Famié Akattia Edoukou (RHDP)
1
Tchologo Bakary Ouattara (RHDP)
Bakary Sanogo (RHDP)
1
Tonkpi Mamadou Cissé (RHDP)
Seu Tia (RHDP)
1
Worodougou Yaya Meité (RHDP)
Vaflali Bakayoko (RHDP)
1
Autonomous Districts
Abidjan Autonomous District Raymond N'Dohi Yapi (RHDP)
Maman Ouattara (RHDP)
1
Yamoussoukro Autonomous District Léon Kouamé Loukou (Independent)
Gbeugré Konan Yao (Independent)
1
Total 66 33

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire : à quoi va servir le Sénat ?" (in French). Jeune Afrique. 13 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Cote d'Ivoire voters support new constitution in landslide amid low turnout".
  3. ^ a b "Côte d'Ivoire : les élections sénatoriales auront lieu le 24 mars" (in French). Jeune Afrique. February 21, 2018.
  4. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire : la commission électorale interpelle l'exécutif sur l'organisation du futur Sénat" (in French). JeuneAfrique. January 19, 2017.
  5. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire: CEI, Youssouf Bakayoko attend les textes relatifs à la création du Sénat, pour les élections prévues en 2017" (in French). KOACI. January 19, 2017.
  6. ^ "Innovations of the Draft Constitution of Cote d'Ivoire: Towards hyper-presidentialism?".
  7. ^ "Ordonnance Numéro 2018-143" (in French). Gouvernment of Ivory Coast.
  8. ^ CEI