Slovakia

National Council

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
Narodna rada Slovenskej republiky (National Council)
Chamber name
Národná rada (National Council)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1993
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Twelve Plus Group

Speaker

Official title
Acting Speaker of the National Council
Speaker
Peter Žiga (Male)
Date of birth: 27 Jul 1972
Term
07 Apr 2024
Additional information

7 April 2024 -

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Daniel Guspan (Male)
Term
26 Apr 2013
Notes

26 April 2013 -

Members

Statutory number of members
150
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
150
Current number of members
150
Men
116
Women
34
Percentage of women
22.7%
Population (in thousands)
5,448
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
36,320

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
48.8
(2023-10)
Youngest member
Michal Bartek (Male)
Youngest member (years)
24
Oldest member
Dušan Muňko (Male)
Oldest member (years)
79
Number of members, by age (2023-10)
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 4 18 22 22 30 16 5 0 0 117
Female 0 1 13 5 7 3 3 1 0 0 33
Totals per age interval 0 5 31 27 29 33 19 6 0 0 150
Total <= 45: 63 Total >= 46: 87
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
3.3% 2.7% 0.7%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
24.0% 15% 9.3%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
42.0% 29% 12.7%

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: Individual political party statutes.

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