Portugal

-

Assembly of the Republic

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
Assembleia da Republica (Assembly of the Republic)
Chamber name
Assembleia da Republica (Assembly of the Republic)
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1891 to 1927
from 1976
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.
Twelve Plus Group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Speaker of the Assembly of the Republic
Speaker
Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues (Male)
Year of birth
1949
Term
23.10.2015
Additional information
Elected on 23 Oct. 2015, re-elected on 25 Oct. 2019.
See historical data for this field.

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
Albino de Azevedo Soares (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 19 Feb. 2014.

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.
230
Note on the statutory number of members
Includes four members representing Portuguese citizens living abroad. Each legislature consists of four legislative sessions. Each session commences on 15 September and lasts for one year. In cases of early dissolution of the Assembly of the Republic, the newly elected legislature completes the remaining period of the last session in progress of the outgoing legislature in addition to its statutory four-year term. General elections are held between 14 September and 14 October in the year in which the legislature ends.
See historical data for this field.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
230
See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
138
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
92
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
40% 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.
10,418
See historical data for this field.
Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
45,296 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
See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
CRISTÓVÃO SIMÃO OLIVEIRA DE RIBEIRO (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
69
Oldest member
MANUEL FILIPE CORREIA DE JESUS (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 5 48 43 32 69 29 4 0 0
Total <= 45: 96 Total >= 46: 134
Male 0 3 36 25 23 46 24 4 0 0 161
Female 0 2 12 18 9 23 5 0 0 0 69
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger2.17%1.3%0.87%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger23.04%16.96%6.09%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger41.74%27.83%13.91%
Members for whom data is available
230

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.
Notes
Legislated candidate quotas. Candidate lists must include a minimum of 33% women and 33% men.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.