Political system
Transitional system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
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 (Parliament)
Chamber name
Majlis Alshoora (Shura Council)
Structure & status of parliament
Upper chamber

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1975 to 1975
from 1979
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Arab group

Speaker

Official title
Chairman of the Shura Council
Speaker
Ahmed Obeid Bin Daghr (Male)
Date of birth: 02 Dec 1952
Term
15 Jan 2021
Additional information

Appointed on 15 Jan. 2021.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Abdo Saeed Mohsen Al-Mughalles (Male)
Term
05 May 2021
Notes

Appointed on 5 May 2021.

Members

Statutory number of members
111

Notes: Appointed by the President.

Principal mode of designation of members
Appointed
Appointed members
111
Current number of members
90
Men
89
Women
1
Percentage of women
1.1%
Statutory number of members per country 
412
Population (in thousands)
32,982
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
80,053

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
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
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