Political system
Presidential-Parliamentary
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.

Chamber name
Majlis Al-Shiyoukh (Senate)
Structure & status of parliament
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1924 to 2012
from 2016
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
African Group
Arab group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the Senate
Speaker
Abdel Wahab Abdel Razeq (Male)
Date of birth: 1948
Term
18 Oct 2020
Additional information

Elected on 18 Oct. 2020.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Mahmoud Ismail Etman (Male)
Term
18 Oct 2020
Notes

Appointed on 18 Oct. 2020.

Members

Statutory number of members
300
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
200
Appointed members
100
Current number of members
299
Men
258
Women
41
Percentage of women
13.7%
Statutory number of members per country 
896
Population (in thousands)
109,262
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
121,944

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
No information available
Number of members, by age
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 No information available
Female
Total <= 45: - Total >= 46: -
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
- - -
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
- - -
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
- - -

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
Yes

Notes: At least 10% of the Senate membership should be women in accordance with Article 1 of Law No. 141 of July 2020 (Law No. 141 of 2020 Issuing the Senate Law) which stipulates “The Senate shall be formed of 300 members; two thirds of its members shall be elected by direct secret ballot; the President shall appoint the remaining third, provided that at least 10% of the total number of seats shall be dedicated to women.”

Women
30
Electoral quota for women
Yes

Notes:

At least 10% of the Senate membership should be women in accordance with Article 1 of Law No. 141 of July 2020 (Law No. 141 of 2020 Issuing the Senate Law) which stipulates “The Senate shall be formed of 300 members; two thirds of its members shall be elected by direct secret ballot; the President shall appoint the remaining third, provided that at least 10% of the total number of seats shall be dedicated to women.”

Article 4 of the same law stipulates “Every list of 15 seats shall include at least three women, while every list of 35 seats shall include at least seven women” and “Any list not fulfilling any of the conditions and provisions […] shall not be accepted”.

Sources: Sources: Articles 1 and 4 of the Law No. 141 of 2020 Issuing the Senate Law

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
No information available
List of members
No information available
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