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Iran (Islamic Republic of)

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Islamic Parliament of Iran

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
Majles Shoraye Eslami (Islamic Parliament of Iran)
Chamber name
Majles Shoraye Eslami (Islamic Parliament of Iran)
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1930-01 to 1939-01
from 1949-01 to 1979-01
from 1981-01
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.
Asia-Pacific Group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Speaker of the Islamic Parliament of Iran
Speaker
Ali Ardeshir Larijani (Male)
Year of birth
1957
Term
01.06.2008
Additional information
Elected on 1 June 2008, re-elected on 27 May 2009, 26 May 2010, 25 May 2011, 5 June 2012, 28 May 2013, 25 May 2014, 26 May 2015, 31 May 2016, 31 May 2017, 30 May 2018 and on 26 May 2019.
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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.
Deputy Speaker for Administrative Affairs in Parliament
Secretary general
Gholamreza Nourighezeljeh (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 28 June 2018. Mr. Gholamreza Nourighezeljeh, Deputy Speaker for Administrative Affairs in Parliament, holds the post of Secretary General.

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.
285
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.
5
Note on the statutory number of members
Other: Five seats are reserved for the following minorities. Zoroastrians: 1 Jews: 1 Assyrian and Chaldean Christians: 1 Armenian Christians in the north of the country: 1 Armenian Christians in the south of the country: 1
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
289
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
17
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
5.88% 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.
79,360
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
273,655 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
Mohammad Hassan Nejad (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
75
Oldest member
Alireza Marandi (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 0 20 32 79 126 26 2 0 0
Total <= 45: 52 Total >= 46: 233
Male 0 0 20 29 77 122 26 2 0 0 276
Female 0 0 0 3 2 4 0 0 0 0 9
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 younger7.02%7.02%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger18.25%17.19%1.05%
Members for whom data is available
285

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
5: Zoroastrians (1) Jewish population (1) Assyrian and Chaldean Christians (1) Armenian Christians in the north of the country (1) Armenian Christians in the south of the country (1)
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.