Syrian Arab Republic

People's Assembly

Political system
Transitional 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
Majlis Al-Chaab (People's Assembly)
Chamber name
Majlis Al-Chaab (People's Assembly)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1945 to 1952
from 1954 to 1957
from 1962 to 1962
from 1971
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Arab group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the People's Assembly
Speaker
Hammouda Sabbagh (Male)
Date of birth: 10 Feb 1959
Term
28 Sep 2017
Additional information

Elected on 28 Sep. 2018, re-elected on 6 June 2018, 9 June 2019, 11 Aug. 2020, 5 Sep. 2021, 25 Sep. 2022 and on 1 Oct. 2023.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Acting Secretary General
Secretary General
Nael Trisi (Male)
Term
No information available

Members

Statutory number of members
250
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
250
Current number of members
250
Men
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Women
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Percentage of women
0.0%
Population (in thousands)
21,324
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
85,296

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
56.6
(2020-08)
Youngest member
Gerir Raisian (Male)
Youngest member (years)
25
Oldest member
Abdul Aziz Al -Mulhem (Male)
Oldest member (years)
94
Number of members, by age (2020-08)
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 2 12 20 27 70 76 12 0 1 220
Female 0 1 2 6 2 11 6 0 0 0 28
Totals per age interval 0 3 14 26 29 81 82 12 0 1 248
Total <= 45: 43 Total >= 46: 205
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
1.2% 0.8% 0.4%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
6.9% 6% 1.2%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
17.3% 14% 3.6%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No information available
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
No information available

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