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Zimbabwe

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National Assembly

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

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
Parliament
Chamber name
National Assembly
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1981-01
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.
African Group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Speaker of the National Assembly
Speaker
Jacob F. Mudenda (Male)
Year of birth
1946
Term
03.09.2013
Additional information
Elected on 3 Sep. 2013, re-elected on 11 Sep. 2018.
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.
Clerk of Parliament
Secretary general
Kennedy Mugove Chokuda (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 20 May 2015.

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.
210
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.
60
Note on the statutory number of members
Others: 60 seats reserved for women* *The statutory number of members of the National Assembly stipulated in the 2013 Constitution is 210, one elected from each of the 210 constituencies. In accordance with Article 124 (1) (b) of the Constitution, an additional 60 seats will be reserved for women only for the first two Parliaments to be elected under the 2013 Constitution (i.e., in 2013 and the next one due in 2018).
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
270
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
184
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
86
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
31.85% 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.
350 See historical data for this field.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
15,777
See historical data for this field.
Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
45,077 See historical data for this field.

Age

Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Joana Mamombe (Female)
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 21 22 15 67 32 2 1 0
Total <= 45: 48 Total >= 46: 117
Male 0 5 16 15 10 42 26 1 1 0 116
Female 0 0 5 7 5 25 6 1 0 0 49
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger3.03%3.03%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger15.76%12.73%3.03%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger29.09%21.82%7.27%
Members for whom data is available
165

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.
Number of reserved seats, by group
Women
60
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.