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Armenia

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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.

Parliament name
Azgayin Zhoghov (National Assembly)
Chamber name
Azgayin Zhoghov (National Assembly)
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1995-01
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.
Eurasia Group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Chairman of the National Assembly
Speaker
Ararat Mirzoyan (Male)
Year of birth
1979
Term
14.01.2019
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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.
Secretary General-Chief of Staff
Secretary general
Tigran Galstyan (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 21 Jan. 2019.

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
132
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Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
128
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.
4
Note on the statutory number of members
Others: four minority representatives Up to four minority representatives may be elected.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
132
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
100
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
32
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
24.24% 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.
132 See historical data for this field.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
2,917
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
22,098 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
Hayk Grigoryan (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
68
Oldest member
Mkrtich Minasyan (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 27 13 20 55 15 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 41 Total >= 46: 90
Male 0 1 23 11 18 49 15 0 0 0 117
Female 0 0 4 2 2 6 0 0 0 0 14
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0.76%0.76%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger21.37%18.32%3.05%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger31.3%26.72%4.58%
Members for whom data is available
131

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
Legislated candidate quotas. Every sixth seat on party lists is reserved for women.The number of persons of each sex shall not exceed 80 % of any integer group of five candidates starting from the second number of the electoral list of a political party or alliance of political parties and of each party included in an alliance for the National Assembly election under the proportional electoral system.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.