Belarus

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
Natsionalnoye Sobranie (National Assembly)
Chamber name
Soviet Respubliki (Council of the Republic)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1995
IPU Geopolitical Group/s IPU Geopolitical Groups: African Group, Arab Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Eurasia Group, Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), Twelve Plus Group.
Eurasia Group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Chairperson of the Council of the Republic
Speaker
Natalya Kochanova (Female)
Year of birth
1960
Term
06.12.2019
Additional information
Elected on 6 Dec. 2019, re-elected on 12 Apr. 2024.
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Secretary General

Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
Secretary General
Secretary General
Aleksandr Slobodchuk (Male)

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
65
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Principal mode of designation of members
Indirectly elected members Indirectly elected, for example by regional parliaments or an electoral college.
56
Appointed members Appointed, for example, by the Head of State.
8
Note on the statutory number of members
The Council of the Republic may comprise up to 65 members, instead of 64 members as previously.
- 56 members indirectly elected
- 8 members appointed by the President of the Republic
- A member of the Council of the Republic for life*
*In accordance with article 91 of the 1994 Constitution, amended in 2022, a President of the Republic who leaves office due to the expiry of their term, or prematurely in the event of their resignation, will be a member of the Council of the Republic for life, with their consent.
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Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
64
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Men
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Women
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Statutory number of members per country As defined in the constitution or other fundamental laws. Combines the number of parliamentarians in both chambers in bicameral parliaments.
175 See historical data for this field.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
9,578
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
54,731 See historical data for this field.

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 Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
52.45
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Voronyuk Dmitry (Male)
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
Totals per age interval 0 0 3 7 14 31 5 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 10 Total >= 46: 50
Male 0 0 3 6 9 23 4 0 0 0 45
Female 0 0 0 1 5 8 1 0 0 0 15
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger5%5%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger16.67%15%1.67%
Members for whom data is available
60 See historical data for this field.

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups Reserved seats are a means to ensure the parliamentary representation of certain groups in society.
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.