Bahrain

Council of Representatives

Political system
Monarchy
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
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
Al-Majlis Al-Watani (National Assembly)
Chamber name
Majlis Al-Nuwab (Council of Representatives)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 2003
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Arab group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the Council of Representatives
Speaker
Ahmed Bin Salman Almusalam (Male)
Date of birth: 1961
Term
12 Dec 2022
Additional information

Elected on 12 Dec. 2022.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Rashid Bunajma (Male)
Term
29 Nov 2018
Notes

Appointed on 26 Nov. 2018.

Members

Statutory number of members
40
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
40
Current number of members
40
Men
32
Women
8
Percentage of women
20.0%
Statutory number of members per country 
80
Population (in thousands)
1,463
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
18,288

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
49.7
(2022-12)
Youngest member
Abdulla Khalifa Alrumaihi (Male)
Youngest member (years)
32
Oldest member
Lulwa Alrumaihi (Female)
Oldest member (years)
67
Number of members, by age (2022-12)
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 5 5 8 6 0 0 0 32
Female 0 0 3 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 8
Totals per age interval 0 0 11 6 7 8 8 0 0 0 40
Total <= 45: 17 Total >= 46: 23
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
27.5% 20% 7.5%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
42.5% 33% 10.0%

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
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