Liberia

The Liberian Senate

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
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
Legislature
Chamber name
The Liberian Senate
Structure & status of parliament
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
9

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1889 to 1889
from 1955 to 1979
from 1986 to 1989
from 1991 to 1994
from 1999 to 2002
from 2004 to 2010
from 2023
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
African Group

Speaker

Official title
President of the Senate
Speaker
Jeremiah Koung (Male)
Date of birth: 1978
Term
22 Jan 2024
Additional information

Vice-President of the Republic

Official title
President pro tempore of the Senate
Speaker
Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence (Female)
Term
15 Jan 2024
Additional information

Elected on 15 Jan. 2024.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Secretary
Secretary General
J. Nanborlor F. Singbeh Sr. (Male)
Term
No information available

Members

Statutory number of members
30
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
30
Current number of members
30
Men
27
Women
3
Percentage of women
10.0%
Statutory number of members per country 
103
Population (in thousands)
5,193
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
50,417

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
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