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Bosnia and Herzegovina

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House of Representatives

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse of Peoples

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
Skupstina (Parliamentary Assembly)
Chamber name
Predstavnicki dom (House of Representatives)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1994
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.
Twelve Plus Group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Speaker
Borjana Krišto (Female)
Year of birth
1961
Term
06.12.2018
Additional information
The Collegium of the House of Representatives, elected on 6 December 2018, consists of the Speaker (Ms. Borjana Krišto), the First Deputy Speaker (Mr. Nebojša Radmanović) and the Second Deputy Speaker (Mr. Denis Zvizdić). During the legislature, the post of Speaker of the House of Representatives rotates every eight months. Ms. Krišto (Croat) will be succeeded by Mr. Zvizdić (Bosniac) and Mr. Radmanović (Serb) as follows. - Ms. Krišto: from 6 December 2018 to 5 August 2019; and from 6 December 2020 to 5 August 2021. - Mr. Zvizdić: from 6 August 2019 to 5 April 2020; and from 6 August 2021 to 5 April 2022. - Mr. Radmanović: from 6 April 2020 to 5 December 2020; and from 6 April 2022 until the end of the term of the current House of Representatives.
Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Speaker
Denis Zvizdić (Male)
Year of birth
1964
Term
06.12.2018
Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Speaker
Nebojša Radmanović (Male)
Year of birth
1949
Term
06.12.2018
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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.
Secretary of the House of Representatives
Secretary General
Marin Vukoja (Male)

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.
42
Note on the statutory number of members
28 from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 14 from the Republika Srpska.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
42
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
33
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
9
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
21.43% 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.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
3,536
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
62,035 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.

 

Average age of all members
Not available
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Nermin Purić (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
68
Oldest member
Adnan Bašić (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 1 7 0 4 22 7 1 0 0
Total <= 45: 8 Total >= 46: 34
Male 0 1 5 0 2 18 6 1 0 0 33
Female 0 0 2 0 2 4 1 0 0 0 9
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger2.38%2.38%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger19.05%14.29%4.76%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger19.05%14.29%4.76%
Members for whom data is available
42

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.
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Legislated candidate quotas.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.