Jordan

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Senate

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse 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.

Parliament name
Majlis Al-Umma (National Assembly)
Chamber name
Majlis Al-Aayan (Senate)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1964
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 Senate
Speaker
Faisal El-Fayez (Male)
Year of birth
1952
Term
25.10.2015
Additional information
Appointed on 25 Oct. 2015, re-appointed on 27 Sep. 2016 and on 27 Sep. 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
Ali Al-Zyoud (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 30 July 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
Appointed members Appointed, for example, by the Head of State.
65
Note on the statutory number of members
Appointed by the King.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
65
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
10
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
15.38% 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.
9,159
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
46,969 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
Khalid Abu Tayeh (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
81
Oldest member
Rateb Alwazani (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.
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.