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Majlis Al-Shura (Shura Council)

The IPU data corresponds to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. For information about upper chambers, refer to Parline

Women in parliament
9.76%
of MPs are women
Youth in parliament
7.32%
of MPs are under 45
MPs' human rights
0
cases currently treated by the Committee on the Human Rights of MPs
  • Population 2.48 million people
  • Number of MPs 41 MPs
  • Legislature unicameral
  • Last election Jun 2016
  • IPU Membership
  • Common principles signatory
  • Website Not available
  • More data from Parline

This page contains the latest IPU news and data for this parliament. The percentage of women in parliament and the percentage of youth participation correspond to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. The number of MP human rights cases corresponds to the latest decisions of the IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians.

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