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
Yefedereshein Mekir Bete (House of the Federation)
Structure & status of parliament
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

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

Speaker

Official title
President of the House of Federation
Speaker
Agegnehu Teshager (Male)
Date of birth: 22 Sep 1968
Term
04 Oct 2021
Additional information

Elected on 4 Oct. 2021.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Kebede Kayima Shoa (Male)
Term
No information available

Members

Statutory number of members
153

Notes: The State Councils may either indirectly elect members of the House of the Federation or organize direct elections.

Principal mode of designation of members
Indirectly elected
Indirectly elected members
153
Current number of members
145
Men
102
Women
43
Percentage of women
29.7%
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
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
No
Electoral quota for women
Yes

Notes: No current measures in place however the Growth and Transformation Plan foresees some initiatives.

Sources: There is a plan to increase the number of women at the end of the Growth and Transformation Plan to 50:50 women/men.

Youth quota
No information available

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
No information available
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