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Guatemala

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Congress of the Republic

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
Congreso de la República (Congress of the Republic)
Chamber name
Congreso de la República (Congress of the Republic)
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1961-01 to 1963-01
from 1979-01 to 1982-01
from 1986-01
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.
Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC)

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
President of the Congress of the Republic
Speaker
Álvaro Enrique Arzú Escobar (Male)
Year of birth
1985
Term
14.01.2018 to 14.01.2020
Additional information
Elected on 14 Jan. 2018, re-elected on 14 Jan. 2019.
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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.
Legislative Director (Director Legislativo)
Secretary general
Luis Eduardo López (Male)

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
160
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Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
160
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
160
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Men
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.
160 See historical data for this field.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
16,252
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
101,575 See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
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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 5 22 28 29 46 17 1 0 0
Total <= 45: 55 Total >= 46: 93
Male 0 5 21 25 25 40 16 1 0 0 133
Female 0 0 1 3 4 6 1 0 0 0 15
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger3.38%3.38%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger18.24%17.57%0.68%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger37.16%34.46%2.7%
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
Voluntary political party quotas.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.