Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Speaker

Speaker
Nikola Špirić (Male)
Year of birth
1956
Additional information
The Collegium of the House of Peoples, elected on 16 February 2023, consists of the Speaker (Mr. Nikola Špirić), the First Deputy Speaker (Mr. Kemal Ademović) and the Second Deputy Speaker (Mr. Dragan Čović).
During the legislature, the presidency rotates every eight months among the country's three main ethnic groups as follow.
- Mr. Nikola Špirić (Serb): From 16 February 2023 to 15 October 2023; and from 16 February 2025 to 15 October 2025.
- Mr. Mr. Kemal Ademović (Bosniac): From 16 October 2023 to 15 June 2024; and from 16 October 2025 to 15 June 2026.
- Mr. Dragan Čović (Croat): From 16 June 2024 to 15 February 2025; and from 16 June 2026 until the election of his successor by the newly elected legislature.

Speaker
Kemal Ademović (Male)
Speaker
Dragan Čović (Male)
Year of birth
1956
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Gordana Živković (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 12 March 2019.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
13
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
2
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
13.33% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
56.50
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Želimir Nešković (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
76
Oldest member
Sredoje Nović (Male)
Members for whom no data is available IPU does not contain age and gender data for all chambers of parliament.
1
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
2 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
12 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
12 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
2 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0 See historical data for this field.
21-30
0 See historical data for this field.
31-40
2 See historical data for this field.
41-45
0 See historical data for this field.
46-50
3 See historical data for this field.
51-60
3 See historical data for this field.
61-70
5 See historical data for this field.
71-80
1 See historical data for this field.
81-90
0 See historical data for this field.
91 and over
0 See historical data for this field.
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 2 0 3 3 5 1 0 0
Total <= 45: 2 Total >= 46: 12
Male 0 0 2 0 2 2 5 1 0 0 12
Female 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
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 younger14.29%14.29%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger14.29%14.29%0%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1992
Women’s right to vote
Women’s 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
Women's 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
First woman speaker
Year of first woman speaker Date at which, for the first time in the country's parliamentary history, a woman became Presiding Officer of Parliament or of one of its Houses.
2009