North Macedonia

Assembly of the Republic

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
Sobranie (Assembly of the Republic)
Chamber name
Sobranie (Assembly of the Republic)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1994
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Twelve Plus Group

Speaker

Official title
President of the Assembly of the Republic
Speaker
Afrim Gashi (Male)
Date of birth: 09 Nov 1977
Term
28 May 2024
Additional information

Elected on 28 mai 2024.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Marina Dimovska (Female)
Term
05 Jul 2024
Notes

Appointed on 5 July 2024.

Members

Statutory number of members
123

Notes: Three seats are reserved for Macedonians abroad. They are currently vacant since the requisite conditions for organizing elections abroad were not met (too few voters living abroad registered for the 2024 elections).

Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
123
Current number of members
120
Men
73
Women
47
Percentage of women
39.2%
Population (in thousands)
2,103
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
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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
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Youngest member
Dragana Bojkovska (Female)
Youngest member (years)
27
Oldest member
Merita Kolchi-Kodzadziku (Female)
Oldest member (years)
66
Number of members, by age (2024-05)
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 16 18 18 15 4 0 0 0 73
Female 0 1 15 7 10 11 3 0 0 0 47
Totals per age interval 0 3 31 25 28 26 7 0 0 0 120
Total <= 45: 59 Total >= 46: 61
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
2.5% 1.7% 0.8%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
28.3% 15% 13.3%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
49.2% 30% 19.2%

Reserved seats and quotas

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

Notes: Legislated candidate quotas. In the submitted list of candidates for Members of Parliament, in every three places at least one will be reserved for the less represented sex.

Sources: Cf. Article 64 of Electoral Code.

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
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