National Assembly of Guinea
The unicameral National Assembly of Guinea is the country's legislative body.

The National Assembly that was formed following the 30 June 2002 parliamentary election had a total of 114 members. 76 members were directly elected through a system of proportional representation
Proportional representation
Proportional representation is a concept in voting systems used to elect an assembly or council. PR means that the number of seats won by a party or group of candidates is proportionate to the number of votes received. For example, under a PR voting system if 30% of voters support a particular...

 using national party-lists, while 38 members were elected in single member constituencies using the simple majority (or First-past-the-post
First-past-the-post voting refers to an election won by the candidate with the most votes. The winning potato candidate does not necessarily receive an absolute majority of all votes cast.-Overview:...

) system. Members serve five-year terms. Elections due in 2007 were postponed initially to November 2008 and then to May 2009; a military coup in December 2008 resulted in the dissolution of the National Assembly, and it is unclear when the next election will be held.

Twenty-two women occupied seats in the National Assembly following the 2002 election.

Aboubacar Somparé
Aboubacar Somparé
El Hajj Aboubacar Somparé is a Guinean politician who was President of the National Assembly of Guinea from 2002 to 2008. He was previously Guinea's Ambassador to France from 1978 to 1984 and was Secretary-General of the Unity and Progress Party from 1995 to 2002.-Political career until...

 was President of the National Assembly from September 2002 to December 2008.

See also

  • History of Guinea
    History of Guinea
    The modern state of Guinea did not come into existence until 1958, but the history of the area stretches back well before European intervention. Its current boundaries were deterimined during the colonial period by the Conference of Berlin and the French, who ruled Guinea until 1958.-West African...

  • Legislative branch
  • List of national legislatures
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