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Guyana

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Parliament of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana

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
Parliament of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Chamber name
Parliament of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1981 to 1985
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.
Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC)

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Speaker of the National Assembly
Speaker
Barton Scotland (Male)
Term
10.06.2015

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
Sherlock E. Isaacs (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.
65
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
Other: includes three non-elected ministers and the Speaker. Note: A maximum of four non-elected ministers and two non-elected Parliamentary Secretaries may sit in the National Assembly. If the Speaker is not an elected member, he or she becomes a member of the National Assembly by virtue of holding the office of Speaker. The National Assembly may thus have up to 72 members.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
69
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
22
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
31.88% 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.
769
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
11,145 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
Jermaine Figueira (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
80
Oldest member
Dr. Barton Scotland (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
Women
21
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.