The Parliament of the German-speaking Community consists of 25 full members that are directly elected by the inhabitants of the German-speaking Community for a term of office of 5 years. The last election was held in 2009 and the next one will take place in 2014.
One of the members is chosen to represent the Community in the federal Senate; the current Community senator is Louis Siquet (SP).
In addition to the directly elected members above, the Parliament of the German-speaking Community also comprises a number of members with an advisory vote. These are not actual members of the Parliament, but they do have the right to attend and participate in its meetings.