Honduras

National Congress

Political system
Presidential system
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
Congreso Nacional (National Congress)
Chamber name
Congreso nacional (National Congress)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1986 to 1991
from 2011
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC)

Speaker

Official title
President of the National Congress
Speaker
Luis Rolando Redondo Guifarro (Male)
Term
25 Jan 2022
Additional information

Elected on 25 Jan. 2022.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General (Primer secretario)
Secretary General
Mario Alonso Perez López (Male)
Term
No information available

Members

Statutory number of members
128
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
128
Current number of members
128
Men
93
Women
35
Percentage of women
27.3%
Population (in thousands)
10,278
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
80,297

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: The candidate lists of the political parties for the elections for the National Congress must include at least 40% women candidates. Candidate lists in single-member constituencies must include a female principal candidate and a male alternate, or vice versa. If a political party violates the gender balance, it will be charged a fine of 5% of the total state funding for the parties. (Source: https://www.idea.int/data-tools/data/gender-quotas )

Sources: Electoral Law 2009 amended in 2012, Articles 104, 105 and 116

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
No information available
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