Romania

Chamber of Deputies

Political system
Presidential-Parliamentary
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
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
Parlamentul României (Parliament of Romania)
Chamber name
Camera Deputatilor (Chamber of Deputies)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1891 to 1949
from 1954
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Twelve Plus Group

Speaker

Official title
Interim President of the Chamber of Deputies
Speaker
Alfred-Robert Simonis (Male)
Date of birth: 04 Feb 1985
Term
15 Jun 2023
Additional information

Elected on 15 June 2023.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Silvia-Claudia Mihalcea (Female)
Term
13 Dec 2021
Notes

Elected on 13 Dec. 2021.

Members

Statutory number of members
330

Notes: Other: If a legally established national minority does not win any seats in either chamber of Parliament, the citizens' organization representing that national minority is entitled to one seat in the Chamber of Deputies (under certain conditions). There are 19 legally established national minorities; the Czech and Slovak minorities are represented by one person. A maximum of 18 seats can therefore be allocated to national minorities.

Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
312
Other members
18
Current number of members
328
Men
265
Women
63
Percentage of women
19.2%
Statutory number of members per country 
466
Population (in thousands)
19,329
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
41,479

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
44.8
(2020-12)
Youngest member
Călin-Constantin Balabașciuc (Male)
Youngest member (years)
24
Oldest member
Lucian Feodorov (Male)
Oldest member (years)
78
Number of members, by age (2020-12)
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 11 77 68 37 59 14 2 0 0 268
Female 0 3 23 14 5 12 4 0 0 0 61
Totals per age interval 0 14 100 82 42 71 18 2 0 0 329
Total <= 45: 196 Total >= 46: 133
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
4.3% 3.3% 0.9%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
34.7% 27% 7.9%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
59.6% 47% 12.2%

Reserved seats and quotas

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

Notes: Voluntary political party quotas.

Sources: Cf. individual party statutes and Law 202/2002.

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