Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Islamic Parliament of Iran

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
Majles Shoraye Eslami (Islamic Parliament of Iran)
Chamber name
Majles Shoraye Eslami (Islamic Parliament of Iran)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1930 to 1938
from 1949 to 1978
from 1981
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Asia-Pacific Group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the Islamic Parliament of Iran
Speaker
Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf (Male)
Date of birth: 23 Aug 1961
Term
28 May 2020
Additional information

Elected on 28 May 2020, re-elected on 26 May 2021, 25 May 2022, 23 May 2023 and on 28 May 2024.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Deputy Speaker for Administrative Affairs in Parliament
Secretary General
Alireza Sharifi Barzegar (Male)
Term
20 Feb 2023
Notes

Appointed on 20 Feb. 2023.
Mr. Alireza Sharifi Barzegar, Deputy Speaker for Administrative Affairs in Parliament, holds the post of Secretary General.

Members

Statutory number of members
290

Notes:

Other: Five seats are reserved for the following minorities.

Zoroastrians: 1

Jews: 1

Assyrian and Chaldean Christians: 1

Armenian Christians in the north of the country: 1

Armenian Christians in the south of the country: 1

Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
285
Other members
5
Current number of members
290
Men
276
Women
14
Percentage of women
4.8%
Population (in thousands)
87,923
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
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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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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
0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
14.4% 12% 2.5%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
25.4% 22% 3.5%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
Yes
Other groups
-

Notes:

5:

Zoroastrians (1)

Jewish population (1)

Assyrian and Chaldean Christians (1)

Armenian Christians in the north of the country (1)

Armenian Christians in the south of the country (1)

Electoral quota for women
No

Sources: Constitution, art. 64

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
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