National Assembly

Political system
Structure of parliament
IPU membership

Data on youth

Data on youth representation and age of parliamentarians, as well as mechanisms and structures that encourage or enhance the participation of young people in national parliaments.

Eligibility and voting

Minimum age of eligibility
Minimum age for voting in parliamentary elections

Reserved seats and quotas

Youth quota

Notes: Ten seats in the 280-member National Assembly are reserved for young candidates, aged between 21 and 35, who are elected under List Proportional Representation (List PR). Each list of candidates must alternate female and male candidates.

Sources: Article 124 (1) (c) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 2) Act, 2021. The law was adopted by the National Assembly on 20 April 2021, and by the Senate on 4 May 2021. It was enacted by the President of the Republic, and entered into force on 7 May 2021. Article 45C (4) (b) of the Electoral Amendment Act, 2023 entered into force on 19 July 2023.

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups

Representation at the start of the current legislature

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.

Representation in Parliament

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
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
- - -

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
List of values for 2020-09
List of values for 2019-04
List of values for 2018-06