Vanuatu

Parliament

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

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 2018
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Asia-Pacific Group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of Parliament
Speaker
Simeon Davidson Seoule (Male)
Date of birth: 10 Oct 1970
Term
15 Jun 2021
Additional information

Elected on 15 June 2021, re-elected on 4 Nov. 2022.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Acting Clerk of Parliament
Secretary General
Leon Teter (Male)
Term
No information available

Members

Statutory number of members
52
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
52
Current number of members
51
Men
50
Women
1
Percentage of women
2.0%
Population (in thousands)
319
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
6,135

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
No information available
Oldest member
Joe Natuman (Male)
Oldest member (years)
64
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
No
Electoral quota for women
No
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