Mauritius

National Assembly

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
National Assembly - Assemblée nationale
Chamber name
National Assembly
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1996
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
African Group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the National Assembly
Speaker
Sooroojdev Phokeer (Male)
Date of birth: 1951
Term
21 Nov 2019

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Clerk
Secretary General
Urmeelah Devi Ramchurn (Female)
Term
13 May 2024
Notes

Appointed on with effective 13 May 2024

Members

Statutory number of members
70

Notes: Appointed members: the Electoral Supervisory Commission may nominate a maximum of eight additional members with a view to correcting any imbalance in community representation in parliament.

Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
62
Appointed members
8
Current number of members
70
Men
56
Women
14
Percentage of women
20.0%
Population (in thousands)
1,299
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
18,557

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
49.4
(2019-11)
Youngest member
Joanna Marie Berenger (Female)
Youngest member (years)
30
Oldest member
Raymond Paul Berenger (Male)
Oldest member (years)
74
Number of members, by age (2019-11)
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 8 12 9 14 2 0 0 0 58
Female 0 1 6 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 14
Totals per age interval 0 1 14 13 12 16 16 0 0 0 72
Total <= 45: 28 Total >= 46: 44
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
1.4% 0.0% 1.4%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
20.8% 11% 9.7%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
38.9% 28% 11.1%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
Yes
Other groups
-

Notes: As stipulated in Constitution, 8 seats reserved for ethnic communities. In the Constitution, the population of Mauritius shall be regarded as including a Hindu community, a Muslim community and a Sino-Mauritian community; and every person who does not appear, from his way of life, to belong to one or other of those 3 communities shall be regarded as belonging to the General Population, which shall itself be regarded as a fourth community.

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