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House of 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
House of Assembly
Chamber name
House of Assembly
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Speaker of the House of Assembly
Speaker
Alix Boyd Knights (Female)
Term
04.02.2010
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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.
Clerk
Secretary general
Daniel James (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 1 March 2017.

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
21
Appointed members Appointed, for example, by the Head of State.
9
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.
2
Note on the statutory number of members
Appointed members: appointed by the Head of State. Other: the Speaker and the Attorney General.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
32
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
8
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
25% 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.
73
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
2,281 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.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.