Burundi

Senate

Political system
Presidential system
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
Parlement (Parliament)
Chamber name
Inama Nkenguzamateka (Senate)
Structure & status of parliament
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1985 to 1986
from 1994 to 1995
from 1999
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
African Group

Speaker

Official title
President of the Senate
Speaker
Emmanuel Sinzohagera (Male)
Date of birth: 24 Mar 1974
Term
25 Aug 2020
Additional information

Elected on 25 Aug. 2020.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Rénovat Niyonzima (Male)
Term
05 May 2014
Notes

Appointed on 5 May 2014.

Members

Statutory number of members
39

Notes:

Indirectly elected: elected by an electoral college composed of members of the communal councils in the province concerned.

Other: three Twas.

Additional members may be co-opted to ensure respect for an equal distribution of seats among Hutus and Tutsis and for the 30 per cent quota of women.

Principal mode of designation of members
Indirectly elected
Indirectly elected members
36
Other members
3
Current number of members
39
Men
23
Women
16
Percentage of women
41.0%
Statutory number of members per country 
162
Population (in thousands)
12,551
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
77,475

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
48.0
(2020-08)
Youngest member
Spéciose Niteretse (Female)
Youngest member (years)
36
Oldest member
Jean Bosco Kurisansuma (Male)
Oldest member (years)
66
Number of members, by age (2020-08)
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 5 4 6 6 2 0 0 0 23
Female 0 0 6 1 3 4 2 0 0 0 16
Totals per age interval 0 0 11 5 9 10 4 0 0 0 39
Total <= 45: 16 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
28.2% 13% 15.4%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
41.0% 23% 17.9%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
Yes
Indigenous peoples
3
Other groups
-

Notes: 30% women. 3 Twa senators. One Hutu and one Tutsi Senator are elected for each province. Senators may be co-opted to meet gender and ethnic quotas.

Electoral quota for women
Yes

Notes: One in four candidates on electoral lists must be a woman. If the quotas for reserved seats are not met following an election, the Electoral Administration co-opts (adds) the additional seats needed to do so.

Sources: Article 164 of the 2004 Constitution and Articles 108 and 147 of the Electoral Law.

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
No information available
Constitution
No information available

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