Guyana

National Assembly

Political system
Presidential-Parliamentary
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
Parliament of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Chamber name
National Assembly
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1981 to 1984
from 2016
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC)

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the National Assembly
Speaker
Manzoor Nadir (Male)
Date of birth: 14 Nov 1955
Term
01 Sep 2020
Additional information

Elected on 1 Sep. 2020.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Clerk
Secretary General
Sherlock E. Isaacs (Male)
Term
No information available

Members

Statutory number of members
69

Notes:

Other: includes three non-elected ministers and the Speaker.

Note: A maximum of four non-elected ministers and two non-elected Parliamentary Secretaries may sit in the National Assembly. If the Speaker is not an elected member, he or she becomes a member of the National Assembly by virtue of holding the office of Speaker. The National Assembly may thus have up to 72 members.

Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
65
Other members
5
Current number of members
71
Men
43
Women
28
Percentage of women
39.4%
Population (in thousands)
Click for historical data
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
11,667

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
47.8
(2020-09)
Youngest member
Sarah Browne (Female)
Youngest member (years)
28
Oldest member
Gail Teixeira (Female)
Oldest member (years)
68
Number of members, by age (2020-09)
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 0 13 6 3 11 10 0 0 0 43
Female 0 1 7 4 5 5 2 0 0 0 24
Totals per age interval 0 1 20 10 8 16 12 0 0 0 67
Total <= 45: 31 Total >= 46: 36
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
1.5% 0.0% 1.5%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
31.3% 19% 11.9%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
46.3% 28% 17.9%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
Yes
Women
21
Electoral quota for women
No

Sources: Constitution

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