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Georgia

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Parliament

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
Sakartvelos Parlamenti (Parliament)
Chamber name
Sakartvelos Parlamenti (Parliament)
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1997-01 to 2003-01
from 2005-01
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.
Twelve Plus Group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Chairman of Parliament
Speaker
Irakli Kobakhidze (Male)
Year of birth
1978
Term
18.11.2016
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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 General
Secretary general
Givi Mikanadze (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 1 March 2018.

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.
150
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
149
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
127
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
22
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
14.77% 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.
3,952
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
26,347 See historical data for this field.

Age

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
Mariam Sajaia (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
87
Oldest member
Giorgi Ochiauri (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 4 26 25 27 45 16 5 0 0
Total <= 45: 55 Total >= 46: 93
Male 0 3 21 21 25 41 15 5 0 0 131
Female 0 1 5 4 2 4 1 0 0 0 17
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger2.7%2.03%0.68%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger20.27%16.22%4.05%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger37.16%30.41%6.76%
Members for whom data is available
148

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
The Organic Law on the Political Union of Citizens provides that a political party which has at least 30% of female members shall receive a 30% bonus over the State Budget finances designated for that party (State Budget pays bonus).
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.