Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

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
Asamblea Nacional (National Assembly)
Chamber name
Asamblea Nacional (National Assembly)
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1926 to 1933
from 1959
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.
Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC)

Speaker

The post of Speaker is currently vacant
Yes
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Secretary General

The post of Secretary General is currently vacant
Yes

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
167
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Principal mode of designation of members
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Note on the statutory number of members
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Current number of members
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Women
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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.
28,705
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
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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
Robert Serra (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
77
Oldest member
Fernando Soto Rojas (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

Indigenous peoples
3
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
The list of both titular and substitute candidates under both systems (majority and proportional representation) must meet a 50-per cent quota with a zebra-system (alternation between men and women). In cases where a party cannot ensure parity, the proportion of its candidates of either sex cannot be lower than 40% or higher than 60% (article 3, resolución Nº 150625-147 del Consejo Nacional Electoral).
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.