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Egypt

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House 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.

Chamber name
Majlis Al-Nuwab (House of Representatives)
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1924 to 2013
from 2016
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.
African Group
Arab group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Speaker
Ali Abdel Aal Sayed Ahmed (Male)
Term
10.01.2016

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
Secretary General
Mahmoud Fawzi (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 1 Oct. 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
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
568
Appointed members Appointed, for example, by the Head of State.
28
Note on the statutory number of members
Appointed members: appointed by the President.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
596
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
89
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
14.93% 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.
93,778
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
157,346 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
Not available
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Hassan Hassanein (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
79
Oldest member
Dr. Bahaa Ahu Shaka (Male)

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
Constitution, Art. 11 says that the State shall take the necessary measures to ensure the appropriate representation of women in the House of Representatives, as specified by Law, but does not provide a specific number. This can change each election.
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Only pertaining to the 2015 elections, each list for which 15 seats were allocated should have included at least 7 women and each list which 45 seats were allocated should have included at least 21 women. It is unclear if this will be the case in future elections
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.
Notes
Legislated Quota. Electoral lists consisting of 15 seats contain 2 seats for young people (25-35) and electoral lists consisting of 45 seats contain 6 seats for young people.