Maldives

People's Majlis

Political system
Presidential 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
Majlis (People's Majlis)
Chamber name
Majlis (People's Majlis)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 2005
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Asia-Pacific Group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the People's Majlis
Speaker
Abdul Raheem Abdulla (Male)
Date of birth: 19 Apr 1967
Term
28 May 2024
Additional information

Elected on 28 May 2024.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Fathimath Niusha (Female)
Term
09 Jul 2018
Notes

Appointed on 9 July 2018.

Members

Statutory number of members
93
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
93
Current number of members
93
Men
90
Women
3
Percentage of women
3.2%
Population (in thousands)
521
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
No information available
Youngest member (years)
No information available
Oldest member
No information available
Oldest member (years)
No information available
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 No information available
Female
Total <= 45: - Total >= 46: -
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
- - -
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
- - -
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
- - -

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