Solomon Islands

National Parliament

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
No

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)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
No information available

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the National Parliament
Speaker
Patteson John Oti (Male)
Date of birth: 17 Jan 1956
Term
15 May 2019
Additional information

Elected on 15 May 2019, re-elected on 17 May 2024.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
No information available
The post of Secretary General is currently vacant
Yes
Notes

1 Jan. 2024 -

Members

Statutory number of members
50

Notes: Although the Speaker is elected among persons who are qualified for election as a member of parliament s/he does not become member of parliament. The Deputy Speaker is, however, elected amongst members of parliament.

Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
50
Current number of members
50
Men
47
Women
3
Percentage of women
6.0%
Population (in thousands)
708
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
14,160

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
Click for historical data
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 (2024-05)
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: A political party shall reserve for women at least ten per cent of the total number of candidates it selects and endorses to contest an election. Where the minimum number of women who have applied or agreed to be nominated as candidates of a political party is less than the number of women required by the political party to satisfy subsection, such a political party will not have contravened this section

Sources: Electoral Law, 48(1-2)

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