Madagascar

Senate

Political system
Presidential-Parliamentary
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
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Chamber name
Antenimierandoholona (Senate)
Structure & status of parliament
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1978 to 1990
from 2005 to 2008
from 2014
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
African Group

Speaker

Official title
President of the Senate
Speaker
Richard Ravalomanana (Male)
Date of birth: 14 Dec 1959
Term
13 Oct 2023
Additional information

Elected on 13 Oct. 2023.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Mirana Razafindrazay (Female)
Term
20 Dec 2023
Notes

Appointed on 20 Dec. 2023.

Members

Statutory number of members
18

Notes:

Indirectly elected: 2 senators per province, elected by an electoral college comprising the Mayors, the municipal and communal councilors

Appointed: appointed by the Head of State.

Principal mode of designation of members
Indirectly elected
Indirectly elected members
12
Appointed members
6
Current number of members
18
Men
17
Women
1
Percentage of women
5.6%
Statutory number of members per country 
181
Population (in thousands)
28,916
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
171,101

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
57.3
(2021-01)
Youngest member
Hajaniaina Tahina Andrianandrasana (Male)
Youngest member (years)
42
Oldest member
Jean André Ndremanjary (Male)
Oldest member (years)
74
Number of members, by age (2021-01)
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 0 0 2 0 8 5 2 0 0 17
Female 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Totals per age interval 0 0 0 2 1 8 5 2 0 0 18
Total <= 45: 2 Total >= 46: 16
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
0.0% 0% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
11.1% 11% 0.0%

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
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