Syrian Arab Republic

People's 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
Majlis Al-Chaab (People's Assembly)
Chamber name
Majlis Al-Chaab (People's Assembly)
Parliamentary term (years)

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1945 to 1953
from 1954 to 1958
from 1962 to 1963
from 1971
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.
Arab group


Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Speaker of the People's Assembly
Hammouda Sabbagh (Male)
Year of birth
Additional information
Elected on 28 Sep. 2018, re-elected on 6 June 2018 and 9 June 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.
Acting Secretary General
Secretary General
Nael Trisi (Male)


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.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
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Not available
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Not available
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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.
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
74,940 See historical data for this field.


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.


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 23 33 44 104 48 7 1 0
Total <= 45: 57 Total >= 46: 204
Male 0 1 19 28 37 89 47 7 1 0 229
Female 0 0 4 5 7 15 1 0 0 0 32
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0.38%0.38%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger9.2%7.66%1.53%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger21.84%18.39%3.45%
Members for whom data is available

Reserved seats and quotas

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.