Papua New Guinea

National Parliament

Data on youth

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Year of birth
1960

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
Ezekiel Anisi (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
76
Oldest member
Sir Michael Somare (Male)
Members for whom no data is available IPU does not contain age and gender data for all chambers of parliament.
35
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
61
Total per sex
Total of male
76
Total of female
0
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
7
41-45
8
46-50
24
51-60
24
61-70
10
71-80
3
81-90
0
91 and over
0
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 7 8 24 24 10 3 0 0
Total <= 45: 15 Total >= 46: 61
Male 0 0 7 8 24 24 10 3 0 0 76
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 younger9.21%9.21%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger19.74%19.74%0%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.
Elections > Election system

Eligibility and voting

Minimum age of eligibility The minimum age to become a member of parliament, or to run in parliamentary elections, may be different for each chamber in bicameral parliaments. The age of eligibility is sometimes higher than the minimum age for voting.
Minimum age for voting in parliamentary elections What is the minimum age for voting in parliamentary elections?