Republic of Moldova

Parliament

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
Parlament (Parliament)
Chamber name
Parlament (Parliament)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1992
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Eurasia Group

Speaker

Official title
President of the Parliament
Speaker
Igor Grosu (Male)
Date of birth: 30 Nov 1972
Term
29 Jul 2021
Additional information

Elected on 29 July 2021.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Tamara Gheorghița (Female)
Term
09 Sep 2021
Notes

Appointed on 9 Sep. 2021.

Members

Statutory number of members
101
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
101
Current number of members
98
Men
58
Women
40
Percentage of women
40.8%
Population (in thousands)
3,062
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
30,317

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
46.7
(2021-07)
Youngest member
Eugeniu Sinchevici (Male)
Youngest member (years)
22
Oldest member
Eduard Smirnov (Male)
Oldest member (years)
81
Number of members, by age (2021-07)
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 6 20 6 12 8 5 3 1 0 61
Female 0 2 10 4 8 11 5 0 0 0 40
Totals per age interval 0 8 30 10 20 19 10 3 1 0 101
Total <= 45: 48 Total >= 46: 53
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
7.9% 5.9% 2.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
37.6% 26% 11.9%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
47.5% 32% 15.8%

Reserved seats and quotas

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

Notes: The Parliament of the Republic of Moldova adopted on 14 April 2016 the Law no. 71, which provided amendments to 15 other national legislative acts (including the Electoral Code) and introduced the gender quotas for party list candidates and cabinet nominees.

Sources: According to Law no. 71 adopted on 14 April 2016, the political parties are obliged to ensure equal rights and opportunities to their members and respect the minimum rate of representation of 40 per cent for both sexes.

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