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Eritrea

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National 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.

Notes

The National Assembly, established in 1994, was set up for an interim period of four years, pending the adoption of a constitution and the holding of elections. It comprised 150 members. The National Assembly ratified the Constitution in 1997. It was supposed to enter into force after National Assembly elections, scheduled for 1997. However, the elections were postponed indefinitely. The National Assembly has not met since February 2002.
Parliament name
Hagerawi Baito (National Assembly)
Chamber name
Hagerawi Baito (National Assembly)
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Speaker of the National Assembly
Speaker
Isaias Afwerki (Male)
Year of birth
1946

Secretary General

The post of Secretary General is currently vacant
Yes

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
Principal mode of designation of members
Indirectly elected members Indirectly elected, for example by regional parliaments or an electoral college.
150
Note on the statutory number of members
Not available
See historical data for this field.
Current number of members
Not available
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Women
Not available
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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.
4,847
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
32,313 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.

 

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
30% of seats are reserved for women; and women can run for the remaining 70% of seats. (Source: https://www.idea.int/data-tools/data/gender-quotas )
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.