Qatar

Shura Council

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-Shura (Shura Council)
Chamber name
Majlis Al-Shura (Shura Council)
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 2006
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

The post of Speaker is currently vacant
Yes
Additional information
1 July 2021 -
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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
Ahmed Nasser Ibrahim Al Fadala (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 10 Oct. 2021.

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
45
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Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
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Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
30
Appointed members Appointed, for example, by the Head of State.
15
Note on the statutory number of members
- 30 members directly elected
- 15 members appointed by the Emir
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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.
45
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
43
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
2
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
4.44% 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.
45 See historical data for this field.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
2,482
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
55,156 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
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Naser Ahmed M. Al-Malki (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
72
Oldest member
Yousif Al-Obaidan (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 0 3 5 22 10 1 0 0
Total <= 45: 3 Total >= 46: 38
Male 0 0 0 2 4 20 10 1 0 0 37
Female 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 4
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 younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger7.32%4.88%2.44%
Members for whom data is available
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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.