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Iraq

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Council of Representatives of Iraq

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
Council of Representatives of Iraq
Chamber name
Council of Representatives of Iraq (Council of Representatives of Iraq)
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1947-01 to 1963-01
from 1980-01 to 2003-01
from 2008-01
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.
Arab group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
President of the Council of Representatives
Speaker
Mohammad El-Halbosi (Male)
Year of birth
1981
Term
15.09.2018
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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
Secretary general
Salaheldeen Ahmed Abdul Aziz Al Zangana (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 5 Aug. 2017

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
329
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Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
320
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.
9
Note on the statutory number of members
- 320 directly elected - 9 seats are reserved for minority groups (Christian: 5; Fayli Kurds: 1; Sabean: 1; Shabak: 1; and Yizidi: 1)
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Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
329
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
246
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
83
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
25.23% 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.
329 See historical data for this field.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
36,116
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
109,775 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
Amina Saeed Sido (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
74
Oldest member
Hasan Noori Al-alawi (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 42 44 66 114 45 6 0 0
Total <= 45: 86 Total >= 46: 231
Male 0 0 26 30 48 82 41 6 0 0 233
Female 0 0 16 14 18 32 4 0 0 0 84
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 younger13.25%8.2%5.05%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger27.13%17.67%9.46%
Members for whom data is available
317

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
82
Minorities
8
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
A quota of at least 25% of the total number of the Council's 328 seats.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.