Azerbaijan

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
Milli Majlis (National Assembly)
Chamber name
Milli Majlis (National Assembly)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1993
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Eurasia Group

Speaker

Official title
Chairwoman of the National Assembly
Speaker
Sahiba Gafarova (Female)
Date of birth: 19 Mar 1955
Term
10 Mar 2020
Additional information

Elected on 10 March 2020.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Chief of Staff of the Milli Majlis
Secretary General
Farid Hajiyev (Male)
Term
17 May 2022
Notes

Appointed on 17 May 2022.

Members

Statutory number of members
125
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
125
Current number of members
116
Men
95
Women
21
Percentage of women
18.1%
Population (in thousands)
10,313
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
82,504

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
Youngest member
Sabina Khasayeva (Female)
Youngest member (years)
27
Oldest member
Ziyad Samadzada (Male)
Oldest member (years)
79
Number of members, by age (2020-03)
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 0 8 10 13 26 24 14 1 0 96
Female 0 1 3 4 4 3 6 1 0 0 22
Totals per age interval 0 1 11 14 17 29 30 15 1 0 118
Total <= 45: 26 Total >= 46: 92
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
0.8% 0.0% 0.8%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
10.2% 7% 3.4%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
22.0% 15% 6.8%
Members for whom age data is not available
9
(2020-03)

Reserved seats and quotas

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