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Assemblée nationale (National Assembly)

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Parlement / Parliament
Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Assemblée nationale / National Assembly
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Sénat / Senate
Electoral Law 1 August 2000
Last amendment: Decree No 2011-382 of 10 November 2011
Mode of designation directly elected 255
Constituencies 154 constituencies (single or multi-member).
Voting system Majority: Simple majority vote in one round
Vacancies arising between general elections are filled through by-elections held within 3 months. No by-election is held within the last 12 months of the legislature.
Voting is not compulsory.
Voter requirements - age: 21 years
- Côte d'Ivoire citizenship
- full possession of civil and political rights
- disqualifications: insanity, conviction for crime
Eligibility Qualified electors
- age: 25 years
- Côte d'Ivoire citizenship
- ineligibility: guardianship
Incompatibilities - inspectors of administrative affairs or in the education, labour or social sectors
- prefects
- directors of government departments
- judges
- membership of the Economic and Social Council or the Cabinet
- non-elective public offices
- work undertaken for and financed by a foreign State or international organization
- executive in a national enterprise or one benefiting from state concessions
Candidacy requirements - candidates may run as independents or as members of a political party
- nominations submitted to the Ministry of the Interior at least 21 days before the polling date
- deposit of Fr. CFA 100,000, reimbursed if the candidate or list polls at least 10% of the votes cast

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