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Bosnia and Herzegovina

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House of Peoples

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse of Representatives

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
Skupstina (Parliamentary Assembly)
Chamber name
Dom Naroda (House of Peoples)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1994-01
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.
Twelve Plus Group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Speaker of the House of Peoples
Speaker
Bakir Izetbegović (Male)
Year of birth
1956
Term
28.02.2019
Additional information
The Collegium of the House of Peoples, elected on 28 February 2019, consists of the Speaker (Mr. Bakir Izetbegović), the First Deputy Speaker (Mr. Dragan Čović) and the Second Deputy Speaker (Mr. Nikola Špirić). During the legislature, the presidency rotates every eight months among the country's three main ethnic groups as follow. - Mr. Bakir Izetbegović (Bosniac): From 28 February 27 October 2019; and from 28 February to 27 October 2021. - Mr. Dragan Čović (Croat): From 28 October 2019 to 27 June 2020; and from 28 October 2021 to 27 June 2022. - Mr. Nikola Špirić (Serb): From 28 June 2020 to 27 February 2021; and from 28 June 2022 until the election of his successor by the newly elected legislature.
Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Speaker of the House of Peoples
Speaker
Dragan Čović (Male)
Year of birth
1956
Term
28.02.2019
Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Speaker of the House of Peoples
Speaker
Nikola Špirić (Male)
Year of birth
1956
Term
28.02.2019
See historical data for this field.

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 of the House of Peoples
Secretary general
Gordana Živković (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 12 March 2019.

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
Principal mode of designation of members
Appointed members Appointed, for example, by the Head of State.
15
Note on the statutory number of members
Ten from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and five from the Republika Srpska.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
12
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
3
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
20% 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.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
3,536
See historical data for this field.
Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
62,035 See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
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 0 2 0 0 11 2 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 2 Total >= 46: 13
Male 0 0 2 0 0 9 2 0 0 0 13
Female 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger13.33%13.33%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger13.33%13.33%0%
Members for whom data is available
15

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.
Number of reserved seats, by group
Notes
The ten delegates from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (five Croats and five Muslims) are designated by the delegates of the same communities to the local House of Peoples of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Delegates from the Republika Srpska are designated by the National Assembly of that same Republic.
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.