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Bosnia and Herzegovina

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House of Representatives

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Borjana Krišto (Female)
Year of birth
1961
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.
Speaker
Denis Zvizdić (Male)
Year of birth
1964
Speaker
Nebojša Radmanović (Male)
Year of birth
1949

Secretary general

Secretary general
Marin Vukoja (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
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
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.

Age

Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
32
Youngest member
Nermin Purić (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
68
Oldest member
Adnan Bašić (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
34
Total per sex
Total of male
33
Total of female
9
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
1
31-40
7
41-45
0
46-50
4
51-60
22
61-70
7
71-80
1
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 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%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Yes
Notes
Legislated candidate quotas.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
33
Number of women elected
9
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.
21.43%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
9

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.
33
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.
9
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.
Borjana Krišto (Female)
Political party
Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HDZ BiH)
Date of election
06.12.2018
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Denis Zvizdić (Male)
Political party
Party of Democratic Action (SDA)
Date of election
06.12.2018
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Nebojša Radmanović (Male)
Political party
Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD)
Date of election
06.12.2018
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1992
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1949
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
1949 - parliament reply. 1946 - Part of Yugoslavia
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1949
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1990