North Macedonia

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Assembly of the Republic

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Talat Xhaferi (Male)
Year of birth
1962
Additional information
Elected on 27 April 2017, re-elected on 21 Aug. 2020.
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Cvetanka Ivanova (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 15 July 2017.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
74
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
46
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
38.33% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Hristina Runcheva (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
73
Oldest member
Boris Stojmenov (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
58 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
62 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
75 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
45 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
2 See historical data for this field.
31-40
32
41-45
24 See historical data for this field.
46-50
14 See historical data for this field.
51-60
37 See historical data for this field.
61-70
9 See historical data for this field.
71-80
2 See historical data for this field.
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 2 32 24 14 37 9 2 0 0
Total <= 45: 58 Total >= 46: 62
Male 0 1 20 15 7 24 6 2 0 0 75
Female 0 1 12 9 7 13 3 0 0 0 45
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger1.67%0.83%0.83%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger28.33%17.5%10.83%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger48.33%30%18.33%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Legislated candidate quotas. In the submitted list of candidates for Members of Parliament, in every three places at least one will be reserved for the less represented sex.
Elections > Election results

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
1,560
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
660
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
42.31%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
660
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
42.31%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
77
Number of women elected
43
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
34.96%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
After the formation of the new government in August, the number of women increased from 43 to 46 out of 120 members.
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
43

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
77
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
43
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Talat Xhaferi (Male)
Political party
Democratic Union for Integration (DUI)
Date of election
21.08.2020
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1991
Women’s right to vote
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1990

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Women's Parliamentary Club
(January 2003)
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
No
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
No

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus

- Amendments to the Election Code to ensure at least every third position on the candidates’ election lists be allocated to the less represented gender with the result that in 2006, 37 women MPs (30.8%of all MPs) were elected;
Support for the drafting and adoption of a Law on Equal Opportunities;
Tabling amendments to the Law on Health Insurance to ensure free preventive gynecological examinations for the early detection of cervix cancer and breast cancer.
- Support to incorporate a new chapter for the protection of victims of family violence into the Law on Families;
Amendments to the Law on Games of Chance and Entertainment Games (Gambling Law), to establish a special fund to fight against family violence;
Amendments to the 2008 Budget of the Republic of Macedonia to increase funding for centers providing shelter for the homeless and victims of family violence.
- Amendments to the Law on Pension and Disability Insurance, which extended the retirement age based on years of work experience, by an additional two years.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No