Ethiopia

House of Peoples' Representatives

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.

Chamber name
Yehizb Tewokayoch Mekir Bete (House of Peoples' Representatives)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1962 to 1974
from 1989
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
African Group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the House of People's Representatives
Speaker
Tagesse Chaffo (Male)
Date of birth: 07 Jul 1970
Term
17 Oct 2018
Additional information

Elected on 17 Oct. 2018, re-elected on 4 Oct. 2021.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Mesrak Mekonnen Yetneberk (Female)
Term
08 Jun 2018
Notes

Appointed on 8 June 2018.

Members

Statutory number of members
547
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
547
Current number of members
472
Men
277
Women
195
Percentage of women
41.3%
Statutory number of members per country 
700
Population (in thousands)
120,283
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
171,833

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
40.5
(2021-10)
Youngest member
Fayima Sh/Jamaal Aba Maca (Female)
Youngest member (years)
23
Oldest member
Dr. Dima Nagao Sarboo (Male)
Oldest member (years)
71
Number of members, by age (2021-10)
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 4 95 67 53 49 7 1 0 0 276
Female 0 14 128 27 21 5 0 0 0 0 195
Totals per age interval 0 18 223 94 74 54 7 1 0 0 471
Total <= 45: 335 Total >= 46: 136
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
3.8% 0.8% 3.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
51.2% 21% 30.1%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
71.1% 35% 35.9%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
Yes

Notes: Constitution, art. 54 (3)

Minorities
20
Electoral quota for women
No
Youth quota
No information available

Links to additional information

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