Portugal

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
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)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1891 to 1926
from 1976
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Twelve Plus Group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the Assembly of the Republic
Speaker
José Pedro Aguiar Branco (Male)
Date of birth: 18 Jul 1957
Term
27 Mar 2024
Additional information

Elected on 27 March 2024.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Albino de Azevedo Soares (Male)
Term
19 Feb 2014
Notes

Appointed on 19 Feb. 2014.

Members

Statutory number of members
230

Notes:

Includes four members representing Portuguese citizens living abroad.

Each legislature consists of four legislative sessions. Each session commences on 15 September and lasts for one year. In cases of early dissolution of the Assembly of the Republic, the newly elected legislature completes the remaining period of the last session in progress of the outgoing legislature in addition to its statutory four-year term. General elections are held between 14 September and 14 October in the year in which the legislature ends.

Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
230
Current number of members
230
Men
155
Women
75
Percentage of women
32.6%
Population (in thousands)
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian
44,739

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 (2024-03)
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
Yes

Notes: Legislated candidate quotas. Candidate lists must include a minimum of 33% women and 33% men.

Sources: Cf. Organic Law 3 of 2006 (Lei Orgânica n.º 3/2006).

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