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Rwanda

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Chamber of Deputies

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Data on youth

Basic information > About parliament

Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Year of birth
1960

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Clarisse Imaniriho (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
68
Oldest member
Fidèle Rwigamba (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
48
Total per sex
Total of male
29
Total of female
51
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
1
31-40
17
41-45
14
46-50
18
51-60
21
61-70
9
71-80
0
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 1 17 14 18 21 9 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 32 Total >= 46: 48
Male 0 0 4 5 3 10 7 0 0 0 29
Female 0 1 13 9 15 11 2 0 0 0 51
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger1.25%0%1.25%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger22.5%5%17.5%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger40%11.25%28.75%

Reserved seats and quotas

Number of reserved seats, by group
Youth
2
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.
Notes
Reserved seat. 2 MPs under 35 years of age shall be elected to the Chamber of Deputies by the National Youth Council
Elections > Election system

Eligibility and voting

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