Cuba present at the inauguration of the First Ordinary Work Session 2022 of the ECOWAS Parliament.

Nigeria, June 9, 2022.- The Cuban ambassador to this country, Clara M. Pulido Escandell, participated in the opening ceremony of the working sessions of the ECOWAS Parliament for 2022.

The ceremony brought together representatives of the nations that make up this regional organization and the diplomatic corps accredited to it.

During this session, which should end on July 2, Parliament will deliberate on the draft community regulation emanating from the ECOWAS Commission, will examine community strategies aimed at improving governance, will address issues of unconstitutional change of government and propose solutions towards the democratic consolidation in the subregion. One of the highlights of this First Ordinary Session is the presentation of the Report on the State of the Community by the President of the ECOWAS Commission, His Excellency, Jean Claude Kassi Brou.

The ECOWAS Parliament, which is a Representative Assembly of the Community countries, has a statutory and guaranteed minimum of (5) seats for each of the 15 Member States, while the remaining forty seats are distributed in proportion to the population of each country. Consequently, Nigeria has 35 of the 115 seats, followed by Ghana with eight seats. Others are Ivory Coast seven Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Senegal with six seats each. The other member states, namely Benin, Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Togo, have five seats each.

(Embassy of Cuba in Nigeria)

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