Armenia

National Assembly

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Azgayin Zhoghov (National Assembly)
Chamber name
Azgayin Zhoghov (National Assembly)
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1995
IPU Geopolitical Group/s IPU Geopolitical Groups: African Group, Arab Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Eurasia Group, Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), Twelve Plus Group.
Eurasia Group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Chairman of the National Assembly
Speaker
Alen Simonyan (Male)
Year of birth
1980
Term
02.08.2021
Additional information
Elected on 2 Aug. 2021.
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Secretary General

Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
Secretary General (Chief of Staff)
Secretary General
Vahan Naribekyan (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 3 Aug. 2021.

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
107
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Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
103
Other members For example, ex-officio members of parliament, such as Cabinet members, members of the royal family, Attorney General, Speaker if appointed from outside parliament.
4
Note on the statutory number of members
Others: four minority representatives
Up to four minority representatives may be elected.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
107
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
71
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
36
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
33.64% See historical data for this field.
Statutory number of members per country As defined in the constitution or other fundamental laws. Combines the number of parliamentarians in both chambers in bicameral parliaments.
107 See historical data for this field.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
2,917
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
27,262 See historical data for this field.

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature.

 

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
40.02
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Sona Ghazaryan (Female)
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 16 60 19 15 16 5 1 0 0
Total <= 45: 95 Total >= 46: 37
Male 0 11 43 16 11 14 5 1 0 0 101
Female 0 5 17 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 31
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger12.12%8.33%3.79%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger57.58%40.91%16.67%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger71.97%53.03%18.94%
Members for whom data is available
132 See historical data for this field.

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups Reserved seats are a means to ensure the parliamentary representation of certain groups in society.
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Article 83.4 of the 2016 Electoral Code stipulates that the candidates of either sex cannot exceed 70 per cent of the total number of candidates, thereby providing for a de facto 30 per cent quota for women in the first part of the national list (excluding the section reserved for minorities). It also requires both sexes to be represented in each group of three consecutive candidates on the list.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.