Parliament is bicameral and is located in Dakar.
The National Assembly has 140 members, who are elected to five-year terms by popular vote. The Senate has 60 members. 45 members are elected by members of the National Assembly and by local, municipal, and regional councillors. 12 members are appointed by the president. 3 members are elected by Senegalese living abroad.
1960-1980 Léopold Sédar Senghor
1981-2000 Abdou Diouf
2000 now Me Abdoulaye Wade
1991-1998 Habib Thiam
1998-2000 Mamadou Lamine Loum
2000-2001 Moustapha Niasse
2001-2002 Mame Madior Boye
2002-2004 Idrissa Seck
2004-2007 Macky Sall
2007-2009 Cheikh Hadjibou Soumaré
2009 now Souleymane Ndéné Ndiaye