Saudi Arabia

Shura Council

Political system
Monarchy
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections.

Background

Election date(s)
20 Oct 2020
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature
20 Oct 2020
Timing of election
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections
31 Oct 2024
Number of seats at stake
151
Scope of elections
Full renewal

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
121
Number of women elected
30

Notes: On 18 October 2020, 150 members and the Speaker were appointed by Royal Order for a four-year term (with effect from 20 October 2020). They comprised 30 women.

Percentage of women elected
19.9%
Women Appointed
30
Sources

Shura Council (19.10.2020)

New legislature

Total number of men after the election
121
Total number of women after the election
30
Percentage of women after the election
19.9%
First-term parliamentarians
50
Percentage of first-term parliamentarians
33.1%
Date of the first session
20 Oct 2020

First Speaker of the new legislature

Personal details for the first Speaker of the new legislature
Abdullah Al Sheikh (Male)
Date of birth: 1948
Date of election
18 Oct 2020

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