Bulgaria

National Assembly

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
Narodno sabranie (National Assembly)
Chamber name
Narodno sabranie (National Assembly)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1896 to 1949
from 1954
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Twelve Plus Group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the National Assembly
The post of Speaker is currently vacant
Yes
Additional information

26 April 2024 -

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Stefana Karaslavova (Female)
Term
24 Oct 2022
Notes

Appointed on 24 Oct. 2022.

Members

Statutory number of members
240
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
240
Current number of members
240
Men
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Women
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Percentage of women
0.0%
Population (in thousands)
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian
28,692

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
46.1
(2023-04)
Youngest member
Georgi Nikolaev Krastev (Male)
Youngest member (years)
23
Oldest member
Vezhdi Letif Rashidov (Male)
Oldest member (years)
71
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 8 51 40 31 36 15 1 0 0 182
Female 0 4 11 9 18 12 3 0 0 0 57
Totals per age interval 0 12 62 49 49 48 18 1 0 0 239
Total <= 45: 123 Total >= 46: 116
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
5.0% 3.3% 1.7%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
31.0% 25% 6.3%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
51.5% 41% 10.0%

Reserved seats and quotas

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

Notes: The different political parties promote the rising number of women candidates in the election

Sources: Gender Equality Act promulgated SG No. 33 of 26 Apr 2016

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