Lebanon

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
Majlis Al-Nuwwab (National Assembly)
Chamber name
Majlis Al-Nuwwab (National Assembly)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1948
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Arab group

Speaker

Official title
President of the National Assembly
Speaker
Nabih Berry (Male)
Date of birth: 28 Jan 1938
Term
20 Oct 1992
Additional information

Re-elected on 25 June 2009, on 23 May 2018 and on 31 May 2022.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Adnan Daher (Male)
Term
No information available

Members

Statutory number of members
128

Notes: Seats are equally divided between Christian and Muslim members.

Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
128
Current number of members
128
Men
120
Women
8
Percentage of women
6.3%
Population (in thousands)
5,593
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
43,695

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
55.9
(2022-05)
Youngest member
Michel Al-Murr (Male)
Youngest member (years)
28
Oldest member
Nabih Berry (Male)
Oldest member (years)
84
Number of members, by age (2022-05)
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 2 8 10 16 39 35 8 2 0 120
Female 0 0 2 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 8
Totals per age interval 0 2 10 10 19 40 37 8 2 0 128
Total <= 45: 22 Total >= 46: 106
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
1.6% 1.6% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
9.4% 8% 1.6%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
17.2% 16% 1.6%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
No
Youth quota
No

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