2023 Elections and Youth Representation in the legislature

The report contains analysis of the data on elected candidates in the 2023 general election and presents an outlook of the National Assembly and State House of Assembly.

The report gives an indication of the youth representation in legislative houses. Data for this report was sourced from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) elected candidate list for National and State Assemblies and is accurate as of 16th May 2023.

The report adopts 18 – 35 years as the youth age bracket in line with the African Youth Charter. However, in certain instances, the analysis extends the age benchmark to 45 years due to the Interparliamentary Union (IPU) classification of young parliamentarians as legislators under 45 years.