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Lesotho

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Senate

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theNational 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
Parliament
Chamber name
Senate
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 2008-01
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

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
President of the Senate
Speaker
Mamonaheng Mokitimi (Female)
Term
11.07.2017
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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.
Clerk
Secretary general
Molete Selete (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
Appointed members Appointed, for example, by the Head of State.
11
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.
22
Note on the statutory number of members
Appointed members: appointed by the King on the advice of the Council of State. Other: 22 Principal Chiefs.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
32
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
25
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
7
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
21.88% 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.
2,175
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
14,032 See historical data for this field.

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.