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Zimbabwe

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Senate

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theNational 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
Parliament
Chamber name
Senate
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1981
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.
African Group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
President of the Senate
Speaker
Mabel M. Chinomona (Female)
Year of birth
1958
Term
11.09.2018
See historical data for this field.

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.
Clerk of Parliament
Secretary General
Kennedy Mugove Chokuda (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 20 May 2015.

Members

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.
60
Other members For example, ex-officio members of parliament, such as Cabinet members, members of the royal family, Attorney General, Speaker if appointed from outside parliament.
20
Note on the statutory number of members
Others: - two representatives of persons with disabilities - 18 traditional chiefs: the President and Deputy President of the National Council of Chiefs; and two chiefs each from eight of the provinces (excluding the two metropolitan provinces of Harare and Bulawayo).
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
80
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
45
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
35
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
43.75% See historical data for this field.
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.
350 See historical data for this field.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
15,777
See historical data for this field.
Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
45,077 See historical data for this field.

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.

 

Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Chief Siansali (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
79
Oldest member
Didymus Mutasa (Male)
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 0 2 7 11 11 7 0 0
Total <= 45: 2 Total >= 46: 36
Male 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 1 0 0 9
Female 0 0 0 1 7 9 6 6 0 0 29
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 younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger5.26%2.63%2.63%
Members for whom data is available
38

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
Persons with disabilities
2
Notes
18 for Traditional Leaders
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.