Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

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
Asamblea Nacional (National Assembly)
Chamber name
Asamblea Nacional (National Assembly)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1926 to 1932
from 1959
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC)

Speaker

Official title
No information available
The post of Speaker is currently vacant
Yes

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

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

Members

Statutory number of members
167
Principal mode of designation of members
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Current number of members
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Men
No information available
Women
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Percentage of women
22.2%
Population (in thousands)
28,200
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
168,862

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
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Youngest member
Robert Serra (Male)
Youngest member (years)
23
Oldest member
Fernando Soto Rojas (Male)
Oldest member (years)
77
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
- - -
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
Yes
Indigenous peoples
3
Electoral quota for women
Yes

Notes: The list of both titular and substitute candidates under both systems (majority and proportional representation) must meet a 50-per cent quota with a zebra-system (alternation between men and women). In cases where a party cannot ensure parity, the proportion of its candidates of either sex cannot be lower than 40% or higher than 60% (article 3, resolución Nº 150625-147 del Consejo Nacional Electoral).

Sources: Constitution, article 186; Organic Law of Electoral Process (Ley Organica de Procesos Electorales, LOPRE), article 133

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