Albania

Parliament

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
Albanian Parliament
Chamber name
Kuvendi (Parliament)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1955
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Twelve Plus Group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of Parliament
Speaker
Lindita Nikolla (Female)
Date of birth: 22 Oct 1965
Term
10 Sep 2021
Additional information

Elected on 10 Sep. 2021.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Genci Gjonçaj (Male)
Term
16 Oct 2017
Notes

Members

Statutory number of members
140
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
140
Current number of members
140
Men
90
Women
50
Percentage of women
35.7%
Population (in thousands)
2,855
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
20,393

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
48.7
(2021-09)
Youngest member
Andia Ulliri (Female)
Youngest member (years)
22
Oldest member
Luljeta Bozo (Female)
Oldest member (years)
78
Number of members, by age (2021-09)
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 14 4 22 35 7 2 0 0 85
Female 0 3 12 13 12 7 1 1 0 0 49
Totals per age interval 0 4 26 17 34 42 8 3 0 0 134
Total <= 45: 47 Total >= 46: 87
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
3.0% 0.7% 2.2%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
22.4% 11% 11.2%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
35.1% 14% 20.9%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
Yes
Women
29
Electoral quota for women
Yes

Notes: For each electoral zone, at least thirty per cent of the multi-name list and one of the first three names on the multi-name list shall belong to each gender.

Sources:

Article 67 (5) of the Electoral Code as amended by Law No. 10019 of 29 December 2008.
https://www.idea.int/data-tools/data/gender-quotas-database/country?country=3

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
No information available
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