Cyprus

House of Representatives

Political system
Presidential 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
Vouli Antiprosopon (House of Representatives)
Chamber name
Vouli Antiprosopon (House of Representatives)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1978
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Twelve Plus Group

Speaker

Official title
President of the House of Representatives
Speaker
Anita Demetriou (Female)
Date of birth: 18 Oct 1985
Term
10 Jun 2021
Additional information

Elected on 10 June 2021.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Tassoula Jeronymides (Female)
Term
01 Sep 2021
Notes

Appointed on 1 Sep. 2021.

Members

Statutory number of members
80

Notes: 56 members are elected by the Greek-Cypriot community while 24 are elected by the Turkish-Cypriot community (seats currently vacant).

Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
80
Current number of members
56
Men
48
Women
8
Percentage of women
14.3%
Population (in thousands)
1,244
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
15,550

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
49.4
(2021-06)
Youngest member
Soteris Ioannou (Male)
Youngest member (years)
26
Oldest member
Zacharias Koulias (Male)
Oldest member (years)
70
Number of members, by age (2021-06)
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 1 10 4 12 17 3 1 0 0 48
Female 0 0 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 8
Totals per age interval 0 1 12 6 13 19 4 1 0 0 56
Total <= 45: 19 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
1.8% 1.8% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
23.2% 20% 3.6%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
33.9% 27% 7.1%

Reserved seats and quotas

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

Notes: The Constitution of the Republic of Cyprus stipulates that, of the 80 seats in Parliament, 56 members are elected by the Greek-Cypriot community while 24 are elected by the Turkish-Cypriot community. Of the 56 Greek-Cypriot seats, 3 are reserved for each of the religious groups (Latins, Maronites, and Armenians).

Electoral quota for women
Yes

Notes: Voluntary political party quotas.

Sources: cf. individual party statutes.

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