Bhutan

National Assembly

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
Chi Tshog (Parliament)
Chamber name
Tshogdu (National Assembly)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 2013
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Asia-Pacific Group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the National Assembly
Speaker
Lungten Dorji (Male)
Date of birth: 11 Nov 1964
Term
25 Jan 2024
Additional information

Elected on 25 Jan. 2024.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Duba (Male)
Term
28 Sep 2023
Notes

Appointed on 28 Sep. 2023.

Members

Statutory number of members
47
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
47
Current number of members
47
Men
45
Women
2
Percentage of women
4.3%
Statutory number of members per country 
72
Population (in thousands)
777
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
10,792

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
(2024-01)
Youngest member
Lhaba Lhaba (Male)
Youngest member (years)
31
Oldest member
Sonam Rinchen (Male)
Oldest member (years)
65
Number of members, by age (2024-01)
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 12 5 9 15 4 0 0 0 45
Female 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Totals per age interval 0 0 12 6 10 15 4 0 0 0 47
Total <= 45: 18 Total >= 46: 29
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
25.5% 26% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
38.3% 36% 2.1%

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
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