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Solomon Islands

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National Parliament

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
National Parliament
Chamber name
National Parliament
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Speaker of the National Parliament
Speaker
Patteson John Oti (Male)
Term
16.05.2019
Additional information
Elected on 15 May 2019.
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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.
Clerk
Secretary general
David Kusilifu (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 15 May 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
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
50
Note on the statutory number of members
Although the Speaker is elected among persons who are qualified for election as a member of parliament s/he does not become member of parliament. The Deputy Speaker is, however, elected amongst members of parliament.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
50
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
48
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% 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.
587
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
11,740 See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
51.20
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Silas Kerry Vagara Tausinga (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
69
Oldest member
Sam Shemuel Iduri (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 5 3 14 23 5 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 8 Total >= 46: 42
Male 0 0 4 3 13 23 5 0 0 0 48
Female 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
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 younger10%8%2%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger16%14%2%
Members for whom data is available
50 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.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.