Iraq

Council of Representatives of Iraq

Political system
Parliamentary 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
Council of Representatives of Iraq
Chamber name
Council of Representatives of Iraq
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1947 to 1962
from 1980 to 2002
from 2008
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Arab group

Speaker

Official title
Acting Speaker of the Council of Representatives
Speaker
Mohsen Ali Akbar Al-Mandalawi (Male)
Date of birth: 26 Jul 1968
Term
15 Nov 2023
Additional information

15 Nov. 2023 -

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Safwan B. AL-Gergeri (Male)
Term
28 Sep 2022
Notes

Appointed on 28 Sep. 2022.

Members

Statutory number of members
329

Notes:

- 320 directly elected

- 9 seats are reserved for minority groups (Christian: 5; Fayli Kurds: 1; Sabean: 1; Shabak: 1; and Yizidi: 1)

Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
320
Other members
9
Current number of members
329
Men
234
Women
95
Percentage of women
28.9%
Population (in thousands)
43,534
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
132,322

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
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Youngest member
Amina Saeed Sido (Female)
Youngest member (years)
31
Oldest member
Hasan Noori Al-alawi (Male)
Oldest member (years)
74
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
Women
82
Minorities
8
Electoral quota for women
Yes

Notes: A quota of at least 25% of the total number of the Council's 329 seats.

Sources: Constitution, Article 49(4)

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
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