National Assembly (Guinea)

National Assembly
Assemblée nationale
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Type
Type
Structure
Seats 114
Political groups
  Guinean People's Assembly: 53 seats
  Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea: 37 seats
  Union of Republican Forces: 10 seats
  Party of Hope for National Development : 2 seats
  Union for the Progress of Guinea : 2 seats
  Rally for the Integral Development of Guinea : 1 seat
  Guinea For All : 1 seat
  Union for Progress and Renewal : 1 seat
  Guinean Union for Democracy and Development : 1 seat
  Work and Solidarity Party : 1 seat
  New Generation for the Republic : 1 seat
  Guinean Party for Renaissance and Progress : 1 seat
  Guinea United for Development : 1 seat
  Generation for Reconciliation, Union and Prosperity : 1 seat
  National Party for Renewal : 1 seat
Elections
Last election
28 September 2013
Meeting place
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Conakry, Guinea
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The unicameral Assemblée nationale or National Assembly is Guinea's legislative body. Since the country's birth in 1958, it has experienced political turmoil, and elections have been called at irregular intervals, and only since 1995 have they been more than the meaningless approval of a one-party state's slate of candidates. The number of seats has also fluctuated. It is currently at 114, with members selected by two different methods.

Organisation

Two thirds of the members (76), called députés, are directly elected through a system of proportional representation, using national party-lists, while one third (38) are elected from single-member constituencies, using the simple majority (or first-past-the-post) system. Members must be over 25 years old and serve five-year terms. [1]

The President of the National Assembly of Guinea is the presiding officer of the legislature. Claude Kory Kondiano has been President of the National Assembly since January 2014. [2]

The Assembly is made up of 12 commissions: [1]

  1. Commission of accountancy and control
  2. Commission of delegations
  3. Economic, financial and planning commission
  4. Foreign Affairs Commission
  5. Commission for legislation, internal rules of the Assembly, the general administration and justice
  6. Commission of defense and security
  7. Commission of natural resources and sustainable development
  8. Commission of industries, mines, commerce and handcraft
  9. Commission of territorial arrangement
  10. Commission of civil service
  11. Commission of youth, arts, tourism and culture
  12. Commission of information and communication