Suriname

National Assembly

Political system
Presidential 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
Nationale Assemblee (National Assembly)
Chamber name
Nationale Assemblee (National Assembly)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1979 to 1979
from 1988
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC)

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the National Assembly
Speaker
Marinus Bee (Male)
Date of birth: 03 Jul 1971
Term
15 Jul 2020
Additional information

Elected on 15 July 2020.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Ruth L. de Windt (Female)
Term
03 Jun 2014
Notes

Sworn in on 3 June 2014.

Members

Statutory number of members
51
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
51
Current number of members
51
Men
35
Women
16
Percentage of women
31.4%
Population (in thousands)
613
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
12,020

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
46.0
(2020-06)
Youngest member
Josafat Obed Kanape (Male)
Youngest member (years)
26
Oldest member
Soewarto Moestadja (Male)
Oldest member (years)
70
Number of members, by age (2020-06)
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 9 3 2 13 3 1 0 0 35
Female 0 1 5 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 16
Totals per age interval 0 5 14 7 4 16 4 1 0 0 51
Total <= 45: 26 Total >= 46: 25
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
9.8% 7.8% 2.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
37.3% 25% 11.8%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
51.0% 31% 19.6%

Reserved seats and quotas

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

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
No information available
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