Angola

National Assembly

Political system
Presidential-Parliamentary
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
Assembleia nacional (National Assembly)
Chamber name
Assembleia nacional (National Assembly)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1986
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
African Group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the National Assembly
Speaker
Carolina Cerqueira (Female)
Date of birth: 20 Oct 1956
Term
16 Sep 2022
Additional information

Elected on 16 Sep. 2022.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Pedro Agostinho de Neri (Male)
Term
03 Oct 2012
Notes

Sworn in on 3 Oct. 2012, re-appointed on 22 Nov. 2017 and on 22 Sep. 2022.

Members

Statutory number of members
220
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
220
Current number of members
220
Men
135
Women
85
Percentage of women
38.6%
Population (in thousands)
34,504
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
156,836

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
No information available
Number of members, by age (2018-12 - 2022-07)
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 9 8 42 35 13 2 0 124
Female 0 0 5 3 1 27 19 1 0 0 56
Totals per age interval 0 1 19 12 9 69 54 14 2 0 180
Total <= 45: 32 Total >= 46: 148
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
0.6% 0.6% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
11.1% 8% 2.8%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
17.8% 13% 4.4%

Reserved seats and quotas

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

Notes: Law 20/10 of 3 December, art. 20 provides rules to promote equal opportunities between men and women, whereby there is at least 30% gender representation in directive bodies at all levels.

Sources: Law of Political Parties: Law 22/10 of 3 December, art. 20, no. 2, al. m)

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