Montenegro

Parliament

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

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 2006
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Twelve Plus Group

Speaker

Official title
President of the Parliament
Speaker
Andrija Mandić (Male)
Date of birth: 19 Jan 1965
Term
30 Oct 2023
Additional information

Elected on 30 Oct. 2023.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Aleksandar Klarić (Male)
Term
31 Mar 2021
Notes

Elected on 31 March 2021.

Members

Statutory number of members
81
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
81
Current number of members
81
Men
59
Women
22
Percentage of women
27.2%
Population (in thousands)
628
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
7,753

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
46.4
(2020-09 - 2023-05)
Number of members, by age (2020-09 - 2023-05)
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 4 20 11 5 12 10 1 0 0 63
Female 0 0 6 2 5 4 1 0 0 0 18
Totals per age interval 0 4 26 13 10 16 11 1 0 0 81
Total <= 45: 43 Total >= 46: 38
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
4.9% 4.9% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
37.0% 30% 7.4%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
53.1% 43% 9.9%

Reserved seats and quotas

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

Notes:

Article 39a (1) and (2) of the Law on the Election of Councillors and Representatives (last amended on 21 March 2014) reads as follows: “For the purpose of exercising the gender equality principle, candidates of the less represented gender shall account for no less than 30% of the candidates listed. For every four candidates listed in sequential order (first four candidates, next four candidates etc. to the end of the list) there shall be at least one candidate of the less represented gender.” Article 104 (3) of the same law states the following: “If the term of office for an incumbent councillor or representative of the less represented gender terminates, the next candidate on the list of the less represented gender shall be elected to replace the outgoing incumbent.”

Several political parties also implement quotas: SDCG, DCG, SDP and URA.

Sources:

Law on the Election of Councillors and Representatives, art. 39a (1) and (2) (21 March 2014 amendment); Law on the Election of Councillors and Representatives, art. 104 (3) (last amended on 21 March 2014).

SDCG Party Statutes, Art. 28(2)

DCG Party Statutes, Art. 77(3)

SDP Party Statutes, Art. 93(4)

URA Party Statutes, Art. 33(2)

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
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