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National Assembly

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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
Parlement (Parliament)
Chamber name
Inama Nshingamateka (National Assembly)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1985-01 to 1987-01
from 1994-01 to 1996-01
from 1999-01
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


Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Speaker of the National Assembly
Pascal Nyabenda (Male)
Year of birth

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 General
Secretary general
Marc Rwabahungu (Male)


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
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
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.
Note on the statutory number of members
Other: Additional members, including three Twas, can be co-opted to respect 60:40 Hutu-Tutsi split and 30 percent quota for women. Currently there are 21 co-opted members.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
36.36% 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.
160 See historical data for this field.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
63,744 See historical data for this field.


Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Elias KUNTWARI (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Oldest member
Festus NTANYUNGU (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 26 15 25 31 8 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 42 Total >= 46: 64
Male 0 1 15 9 18 22 8 0 0 0 73
Female 0 0 11 6 7 9 0 0 0 0 33
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0.94%0.94%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger25.47%15.09%10.38%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger39.62%23.58%16.04%
Members for whom data is available

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
30% women. 3 Twa deputies. 60% Hutu and 40% Tutsi. Deputies may be co-opted to meet gender and ethnic quotas.
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
One in four candidates on electoral lists must be a woman. If the quotas for reserved seats are not met following an election, the Electoral Administration co-opts (adds) the additional seats needed to do so.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.