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-Shura (Shura Council)
Structure & status of parliament
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 2003
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Arab group

Speaker

Official title
Chairperson of the Shura Council
Speaker
Ali Bin Saleh Al-Saleh (Male)
Date of birth: 1942
Term
24 Nov 2010
Additional information

Re-appointed on 24 Nov. 2010, on 9 Dec. 2014, on 9 Dec. 2018 and on 27 Nov. 2022.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Kareema Alabbasi (Female)
Term
13 Oct 2022
Notes

Appointed on 13 Oct. 2022.

Members

Statutory number of members
40

Notes: Appointed by the King.

Principal mode of designation of members
Appointed
Appointed members
40
Current number of members
40
Men
30
Women
10
Percentage of women
25.0%
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
62.2
(2022-11)
Youngest member
Ali Hussain Alshehabi (Male)
Youngest member (years)
39
Oldest member
Jamal Fakhro (Male)
Oldest member (years)
66
Number of members, by age (2022-11)
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 0 3 3 5 7 8 4 0 30
Female 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 2 1 0 10
Totals per age interval 0 0 0 3 4 8 10 10 5 0 40
Total <= 45: 3 Total >= 46: 37
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
0.0% 0% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
7.5% 8% 0.0%

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
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