Czechia

Chamber of Deputies

Political system
Parliamentary 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
Parlament (Parliament)
Chamber name
Poslanecka Snemovna (Chamber of Deputies)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1921 to 1949
from 1955
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Twelve Plus Group

Speaker

Official title
President of the Chamber of Deputies
Speaker
Marketa Pekarova Adamova (Female)
Date of birth: 02 Oct 1984
Term
10 Nov 2021
Additional information

Elected on 10 Nov. 2021.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Martin Plíšek (Male)
Term
No information available

Members

Statutory number of members
200
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
200
Current number of members
200
Men
148
Women
52
Percentage of women
26.0%
Statutory number of members per country 
281
Population (in thousands)
10,511
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
37,406

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
50.4
(2021-11)
Youngest member
Ondřej Babka (Male)
Youngest member (years)
27
Oldest member
Bohuslav Svoboda (Male)
Oldest member (years)
77
Number of members, by age (2021-11)
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 2 22 24 21 54 22 4 0 0 149
Female 0 2 12 4 10 20 3 0 0 0 51
Totals per age interval 0 4 34 28 31 74 25 4 0 0 200
Total <= 45: 66 Total >= 46: 134
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
2.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
19.0% 12% 7.0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
33.0% 24% 9.0%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
Yes

Notes: Voluntary political party quotas

Sources: Individual party statues.

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