Tuvalu

Parliament of Tuvalu

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
Palamene (Parliament)
Chamber name
Palamene o Tuvalu (Parliament of Tuvalu)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 2017
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Asia-Pacific Group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the Parliament of Tuvalu
Speaker
Sir Iakoba Taeia Italeli (Male)
Term
27 Feb 2024
Additional information

Elected on 27 Feb. 2024.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Acting Clerk
Secretary General
Lakaaga Uniuni (Female)
Term
01 Sep 2022
Notes

Sep. 2022 -

Members

Statutory number of members
16
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
16
Current number of members
16
Men
16
Women
0
Percentage of women
0.0%
Population (in thousands)
11
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
733

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
Number of members, by age
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
0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
6.3% 6% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
18.8% 19% 0.0%

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
No information available
List of members
No information available
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