Mozambique

Assembly of the Republic

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
Assembleia da Republica (Assembly of the Republic)
Chamber name
Assembleia da Republica (Assembly of the Republic)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1979
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
African Group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the Assembly of the Republic
Speaker
Esperança Laurinda Francisco Nhiuane Bias (Female)
Date of birth: 28 Jul 1958
Term
13 Jan 2020
Additional information

Elected on 13 Jan. 2020.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Alfredo Vasco Nogueira Nampete (Male)
Term
01 Aug 2020
Notes

Appointed on 1 Aug. 2020.

Members

Statutory number of members
250
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
250
Current number of members
250
Men
142
Women
108
Percentage of women
43.2%
Population (in thousands)
32,077
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
128,308

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
51.2
(2020-01)
Youngest member
Mércia Viriato (Female)
Youngest member (years)
22
Oldest member
Eduardo Nihia (Male)
Oldest member (years)
77
Number of members, by age (2020-01)
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 29 21 15 47 28 4 0 0 144
Female 0 3 23 7 15 31 26 1 0 0 106
Totals per age interval 0 3 52 28 30 78 54 5 0 0 250
Total <= 45: 83 Total >= 46: 167
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
1.2% 0.0% 1.2%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
22.0% 12% 10.4%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
33.2% 20% 13.2%

Reserved seats and quotas

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

Notes: Voluntary political party quota.

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
No information available
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