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Mauritius

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National Assembly

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 Assembly - Assemblée nationale
Chamber name
National Assembly
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1996
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
Santi Bai Hanoomanjee (Female)
Year of birth
1952
Term
22.12.2014
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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
Safeena Lotun Muhammad (Female)

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.
62
Appointed members Appointed, for example, by the Head of State.
7
Note on the statutory number of members
Appointed members: the Electoral Supervisory Commission may nominate a maximum of eight additional members with a view to correcting any imbalance in community representation in 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.
69
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
8
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
11.59% 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.
1,259
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
18,246 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
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Sayed Muhammad Adil Ameer Meea (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
79
Oldest member
Ahmed Rashid Beebeejaun (Male)

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
Notes
As stipulated in Constitution, 8 seats reserved for ethnic communities. In the Constitution, the population of Mauritius shall be regarded as including a Hindu community, a Muslim community and a Sino-Mauritian community; and every person who does not appear, from his way of life, to belong to one or other of those 3 communities shall be regarded as belonging to the General Population, which shall itself be regarded as a fourth community.
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.