Papua New Guinea

National Parliament

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 Parliament
Chamber name
National Parliament
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1985
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Asia-Pacific Group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the National Parliament
Speaker
Job Pomat (Male)
Date of birth: 02 Apr 1960
Term
02 Aug 2017
Additional information

Elected on 2 Aug. 2017, re-elected on 8 Aug. 2022.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Clerk
Secretary General
Kala Aufa (Male)
Term
13 Aug 2020
Notes

13 Aug.2020 - 12 Aug. 2026.

Members

Statutory number of members
118
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
118
Current number of members
111
Men
108
Women
3
Percentage of women
2.7%
Population (in thousands)
9,949
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
89,631

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
56.9
(2022-08)
Youngest member
Rainbo Paita (Male)
Youngest member (years)
35
Number of members, by age (2022-08)
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 7 6 12 46 14 0 1 0 86
Female 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Totals per age interval 0 0 7 6 13 47 14 0 1 0 88
Total <= 45: 13 Total >= 46: 75
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
8.0% 8% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
14.8% 15% 0.0%
Members for whom age data is not available
35
(2022-08)

Reserved seats and quotas

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

Notes: The Parliament may, from time to time, by a two-thirds absolute majority vote, appoint a person (other than a member) to be a nominated member of the Parliament (Constitution, section 102).

Electoral quota for women
No
Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
No information available
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