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Ethiopia

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House of Peoples' Representatives

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse of the Federation

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
Yehizb Tewokayoch Mekir Bete (House of Peoples' Representatives)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1962-01 to 1975-01
from 1989-01
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.
African Group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Speaker of the House of People's Representatives
Speaker
Muferihat Kamil Ahmed (Female)
Year of birth
1972
Term
19.04.2018
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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 (Head of the Secretariat)
Secretary general
Negus Lemma Gebre (Male)

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.
547
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
547
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
212
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
38.76% 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.
700 See historical data for this field.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
99,873
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
142,676 See historical data for this field.

Age

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
Nashto Hirsi Jimail (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
66
Oldest member
Ass. Prof. Ayalew Zeleke Sasse (Male)
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 30 144 139 97 69 12 1 0 0
Total <= 45: 313 Total >= 46: 179
Male 0 12 85 104 80 63 12 1 0 0 357
Female 0 18 59 35 17 6 0 0 0 0 135
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger6.1%2.44%3.66%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger35.37%19.72%15.65%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger63.62%40.85%22.76%
Members for whom data is available
492

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
Minorities
20
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.