Andorra

General Council

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

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
Consell General (General Council)
Chamber name
Consell General (General Council)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1995
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Twelve Plus Group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker (Syndic General) of the General Council
Speaker
Carles Ensenyat (Male)
Date of birth: 20 Feb 1985
Term
26 Apr 2023
Additional information

Elected on 26 Apr. 2023.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Josep Hinojosa Besolí (Male)
Term
01 Feb 2012
Notes

1 Feb. 2012 -

Members

Statutory number of members
28
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
28
Current number of members
28
Men
14
Women
14
Percentage of women
50.0%
Population (in thousands)
79
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
2,821

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
45.3
(2023-04)
Youngest member
Pol Bartolomé Areny (Male)
Youngest member (years)
27
Oldest member
Jordi Jordana Rossell (Male)
Oldest member (years)
63
Number of members, by age (2023-04)
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
Male 0 1 5 2 4 2 1 0 0 0 15
Female 0 0 4 1 3 4 1 0 0 0 13
Totals per age interval 0 1 9 3 7 6 2 0 0 0 28
Total <= 45: 13 Total >= 46: 15
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
3.6% 3.6% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
35.7% 21% 14.3%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
46.4% 29% 17.9%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
Yes

Notes: Article 16 of Law 44/2022 stipulates: The proportion of men and women candidates running in parliamentary and local elections must be balanced, so that each gender makes up at least 40% of candidates across any list as a whole. Where there are fewer than five seats at stake, the aim should be for the proportion of men and women candidates to be as numerically balanced as possible. The rules set out above are to be applied to lists of alternate candidates.

Sources:

Law 44/2022 (12 December 2022): qualified consolidated text on the electoral system and referendums

https://www.bopa.ad/bopa/035004/Pagines/CGL20230109_12_40_16.aspx

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No