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Romania

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Chamber of Deputies

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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
Parlamentul României (Parliament of Romania)
Chamber name
Camera Deputatilor (Chamber of Deputies)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1891-01 to 1950-01
from 1954-01
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.
Twelve Plus Group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
President of the Chamber of Deputies
Speaker
Nicolae-Liviu Dragnea (Male)
Year of birth
1962
Term
21.12.2016
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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
Silvia-Claudia Mihalcea (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Elected on 21 Feb. 2017.

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.
312
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.
17
Note on the statutory number of members
Other: If a legally established national minority does not win any seats in either chamber of Parliament, the citizens' organization representing that national minority is entitled to one seat in the Chamber of Deputies (under certain conditions). There are 19 legally established national minorities; the Czech and Slovak minorities are represented by one person. A maximum of 18 seats can therefore be allocated to national minorities.
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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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
68
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
20.67% 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.
19,877
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
42,746 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
Elena – Cătălina Ştefănescu (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
86
Oldest member
Dinu Giurescu (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 3 97 57 78 122 50 3 2 0
Total <= 45: 157 Total >= 46: 255
Male 0 1 78 49 72 104 49 2 2 0 357
Female 0 2 19 8 6 18 1 1 0 0 55
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0.73%0.24%0.49%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger24.27%19.17%5.1%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger38.11%31.07%7.04%
Members for whom data is available
412 See historical data for this field.

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
Voluntary political party quotas.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.