List of current presidents of assembly

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This is a list of current presiding officers of the legislative assemblies of sovereign states.

States recognised by the United Nations[edit]

State Assembly Title Name Assumed office
 Afghanistan
(National Assembly)
House of Elders President Muselimyar, Fazal HadiFazal Hadi Muselimyar 29 January 2011
House of Representatives President Ibrahimi, Abdul RaoufAbdul Raouf Ibrahimi 27 February 2011
 Albania Parliament Chairman Meta, IlirIlir Meta 10 September 2013
 Algeria
(Parliament)
Council of the Nation President Bensaleh, AbdelkhaderAbdelkhader Bensaleh 2 July 2002
People's National Assembly President Khlifa, Larbi OldLarbi Old Khlifa 26 May 2012
 Andorra General Council General Syndic Zamora, Vicenç MateuVicenç Mateu Zamora 28 April 2011
 Angola National Assembly President da Piedade Dias dos Santos, FernandoFernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos 27 September 2012
 Antigua and Barbuda
(Parliament)
Senate President Williams-Grant, AlinciaAlincia Williams-Grant 25 June 2014
House of Representatives Speaker Watt, GeraldGerald Watt 25 June 2014
 Argentina
(National Congress)
Senate[1] President Michetti, GabrielaGabriela Michetti 10 December 2015
Provisional President Pinedo, FedericoFederico Pinedo 3 December 2015
Chamber of Deputies President Monzó, EmilioEmilio Monzó 10 December 2015
 Armenia National Assembly Speaker Sahakyan, GalustGalust Sahakyan 29 April 2014
 Australia
(Parliament)
Senate President Parry, StephenStephen Parry 7 July 2014
House of Representatives Speaker Smith, TonyTony Smith 10 August 2015
 Austria
(Parliament)
Federal Council President[2] Saller, JosefJosef Saller 1 January 2016
National Council President Bures, DorisDoris Bures 2 September 2014
 Azerbaijan National Assembly Speaker Asadov, OgtayOgtay Asadov 2 December 2005
 Bahamas
(Parliament)
Senate President Wilson, SharonSharon Wilson 23 May 2012
House of Assembly Speaker Major, KendalKendal Major 23 May 2012
 Bahrain
(National Assembly)
Consultative Council Chairman Al-Saleh, Ali SalehAli Saleh Al-Saleh 15 December 2008
Council of Representatives Chairman Bin Ebrahim Almulla, AhmedAhmed Bin Ebrahim Almulla 14 December 2014
 Bangladesh Jatiyo Sangshad Speaker Chaudhury, Shirin SharminShirin Sharmin Chaudhury 30 April 2013
 Barbados
(Parliament)
Senate President Ifill, KerryannKerryann Ifill 19 March 2012
House of Assembly Speaker Carrington, MichaelMichael Carrington 15 January 2008
 Belarus
(National Assembly)
Council of the Republic Speaker Myasnikovich, MikhailMikhail Myasnikovich 16 January 2015
House of Representatives Speaker Andreichenko, VladimirVladimir Andreichenko 27 October 2008
 Belgium
(Parliament)
Senate President Defraigne, ChristineChristine Defraigne 14 October 2014
Chamber of Representatives President Bracke, SiegfriedSiegfried Bracke 14 October 2014
 Belize
(National Assembly)
Senate President Pech, MarcoMarco Pech 21 March 2012
House of Representatives Speaker Peyrefitte, MichaelMichael Peyrefitte 21 March 2012
 Benin National Assembly President Houngbédji, AdrienAdrien Houngbédji 20 May 2015
 Bhutan
(Parliament)
National Council Chairperson Kinga, SonamSonam Kinga 10 May 2013
National Assembly Speaker Zangpo, JigmeJigme Zangpo 2 August 2013
 Bolivia
(Plurinational Legislative Assembly)
Plurinational Legislative Assembly[1] President García Linera, ÁlvaroÁlvaro García Linera 22 January 2012
Senate President Gonzales, José AlbertoJosé Alberto Gonzales 21 January 2015
Chamber of Deputies President Montaño Viaña, GabrielaGabriela Montaño Viaña 21 January 2015
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
(Parliamentary Assembly)
House of Peoples Chairman Tadić, OgnjenOgnjen Tadić 15 January 2015
House of Representatives Chairman Krišto, BorjanaBorjana Krišto 7 August 2015
 Botswana National Assembly Speaker Kokorwe, GladysGladys Kokorwe 12 November 2014
 Brazil
(National Congress)
Senate President Calheiros, RenanRenan Calheiros 1 February 2013
Chamber of Deputies President Maranhão, WaldirWaldir Maranhão 5 May 2016
 Brunei Legislative Council Speaker bin Haji Mohamed Taib, Haji Abdul RahmanHaji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Mohamed Taib 11 February 2015
 Bulgaria National Assembly Chairperson Tsacheva, TsetskaTsetska Tsacheva 27 October 2014
 Burkina Faso National Assembly President Diallo, SalifSalif Diallo 30 December 2015
 Burundi
(Parliament)
Senate President Ndikuriyo, RévérienRévérien Ndikuriyo 14 August 2015
National Assembly President Nyabenda, PascalPascal Nyabenda 30 July 2015
 Cambodia
(Parliament)
Senate President Say, ChhumChhum Say 9 June 2015
National Assembly President Heng, SamrinSamrin Heng 21 March 2006
 Cameroon
(Parliament)
Senate President Niat Njifenji, MarcelMarcel Niat Njifenji 12 June 2013
National Assembly President Djibril, Cavayé YéguiéCavayé Yéguié Djibril 31 March 1992
 Canada
(Parliament)
Senate Speaker Furey, GeorgeGeorge Furey 3 December 2015
House of Commons Speaker Regan, GeoffGeoff Regan 3 December 2015
 Cape Verde National Assembly Speaker Ramos, BasílioBasílio Ramos 11 March 2011
 Central African Republic National Transitional Council President Nguendet, Alexandre-FerdinandAlexandre-Ferdinand Nguendet 15 April 2013
 Chad National Assembly President Kabadi, HarounHaroun Kabadi 23 June 2011
 Chile
(National Congress)
Senate President Lagos Weber, RicardoRicardo Lagos Weber 15 March 2016
Chamber of Deputies President Andrade, OsvaldoOsvaldo Andrade 22 March 2016
 China National People's Congress Chairman Zhang, DejiangDejiang Zhang 14 March 2013
 Colombia
(Congress)
Congress President[3] Velasco, Luis FernandoLuis Fernando Velasco 20 July 2015
Senate
Chamber of Representatives President[4] Deluque, Alfredo RafaelAlfredo Rafael Deluque 20 July 2015
 Comoros Assembly of the Union Speaker Ousseni, AbdouAbdou Ousseni 4 April 2015
Republic of the Congo Congo-Brazzaville
(Parliament)
Senate President Itou, André ObamiAndré Obami Itou 1 December 2007
National Assembly President Koumba, JustinJustin Koumba 4 August 2007
Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo-Kinshasa
(Parliament)
Senate President Kengo, LéonLéon Kengo 11 May 2007
National Assembly President Minaku, AubinAubin Minaku 12 April 2012
 Costa Rica Legislative Assembly Speaker[5] Ortiz Fábrega, RafaelRafael Ortiz Fábrega 1 May 2015
 Croatia Parliament Speaker Reiner, ŽeljkoŽeljko Reiner 28 December 2015
 Cuba National Assembly of People's Power President Lazo Hernández, EstebanEsteban Lazo Hernández 24 February 2013
 Cyprus House of Representatives President Omirou, YiannakisYiannakis Omirou 2 June 2011
 Czech Republic
(Parliament)
Senate President Štěch, MilanMilan Štěch 24 November 2010
Chamber of Deputies Chairperson Hamáček, JiříJiří Hamáček 27 November 2013
 Denmark Folketing Speaker Kjærsgaard, PiaPia Kjærsgaard 3 July 2015
 Djibouti National Assembly President Houmed, Mohamed AliMohamed Ali Houmed 1 March 2015
 Dominica House of Assembly Speaker Boyd Knights, AlixAlix Boyd Knights 17 April 2000
 Dominican Republic
(Congress)
Senate President Lizardo, CristinaCristina Lizardo 16 August 2014
Chamber of Deputies President Martínez Durán, AbelAbel Martínez Durán 16 August 2010
 East Timor National Parliament President Guterres, VicenteVicente Guterres 31 July 2012
 Ecuador National Assembly Speaker Rivadeneira, GabrielaGabriela Rivadeneira 14 May 2013
 Egypt House of Representatives Speaker Abdel Aal, AliAli Abdel Aal 10 January 2016
 El Salvador Legislative Assembly President Peña, LorenaLorena Peña 14 May 2015
 Equatorial Guinea
(Parliament)
Senate President Efua Asangono, TeresaTeresa Efua Asangono 12 July 2013
Chamber of Deputies President Mohaba Mesu, GaudencioGaudencio Mohaba Mesu 12 July 2013
 Eritrea National Assembly President Afwerki, IsaiasIsaias Afwerki 24 May 1993
 Estonia Riigikogu President Nestor, EikiEiki Nestor 20 March 2014
 Ethiopia
(Federal Parliamentary Assembly)
House of Federation Speaker Abate, YalewYalew Abate 5 October 2015
House of Peoples' Representatives Speaker Gemeda, AbadulaAbadula Gemeda 4 October 2010
 Fiji Parliament Speaker Luveni, JikoJiko Luveni 6 October 2014
 Finland Parliament Speaker Lohela, MariaMaria Lohela 29 May 2015
 France
(Parliament)
Senate President Larcher, GérardGérard Larcher 1 October 2014
National Assembly President Bartolone, ClaudeClaude Bartolone 26 June 2012
 Gabon
(Parliament)
Senate President Mboussou, LucieLucie Mboussou 27 February 2015
National Assembly President Onouviet, Richard AugusteRichard Auguste Onouviet 8 April 2016
 Gambia National Assembly Speaker Bojang, AbdoulieAbdoulie Bojang 12 November 2010
 Georgia Parliament Chairperson Usupashvili, DavitDavit Usupashvili 21 October 2012
 Germany
(Federal Assembly)
Bundesrat President[6] Tillich, StanislawStanislaw Tillich 1 November 2015
Bundestag President Lammert, NorbertNorbert Lammert 18 October 2005
 Ghana Parliament Speaker Adjaho, EdwardEdward Adjaho 7 January 2013
 Greece Parliament Speaker Voutsis, NikosNikos Voutsis 3 October 2015
 Grenada
(Parliament)
Senate President Humphrey, ChesterChester Humphrey 20 February 2013
House of Representatives Speaker Pierre, MichealMicheal Pierre 27 March 2013
 Guatemala Congress President Taracena, MarioMario Taracena 14 January 2016
 Guinea-Bissau National People’s Assembly President Cassamá, CiprianoCipriano Cassamá 17 June 2014
Guinea Guinea-Conakry National Assembly President Kondiano, Claude KoryClaude Kory Kondiano 13 January 2014
 Guyana National Assembly Speaker Scotland, BartonBarton Scotland 10 June 2015
 Haiti
(Parliament)
Senate President Lareche, RonaldRonald Lareche 14 January 2016
Chamber of Deputies Speaker Chancy, CholzerCholzer Chancy 11 January 2016
 Honduras National Congress President Oliva, MauricioMauricio Oliva 25 January 2014
 Hungary National Assembly Speaker Kövér, LászlóLászló Kövér 6 August 2010
 Iceland Althing Speaker Guðfinnsson, EinarEinar Guðfinnsson 6 June 2013
 India
(Parliament)
Rajya Sabha Chairman[1] Ansari, HamidHamid Ansari 11 August 2007
Deputy Chairman Kurien, P. J.P. J. Kurien 21 August 2012
Lok Sabha Speaker Mahajan, SumitraSumitra Mahajan 6 June 2014
 Indonesia
(People's Consultative Assembly)
Regional Representative Council Speaker Gusman, IrmanIrman Gusman 1 October 2009
People's Representative Council Speaker Novanto, SetyaSetya Novanto 2 October 2014
 Iran Islamic Consultative Assembly Speaker Larijani, AliAli Larijani 1 June 2008
 Iraq Council of Representatives Speaker al-Jabouri, SalimSalim al-Jabouri 15 July 2014
 Ireland
(Oireachtas)
Seanad Éireann Cathaoirleach Burke, PaddyPaddy Burke 25 May 2011
Dáil Éireann Ceann Comhairle Ó Fearghaíl, SeánSeán Ó Fearghaíl 10 March 2016
 Israel Knesset Speaker Edelstein, Yuli-YoelYuli-Yoel Edelstein 18 March 2013
 Italy
(Parliament)
Senate President Grasso, PietroPietro Grasso 16 March 2013
Chamber of Deputies President Boldrini, LauraLaura Boldrini 16 March 2013
 Ivory Coast National Assembly President Soro, GuillaumeGuillaume Soro 12 March 2012
 Jamaica
(Parliament)
Senate President Tavares-Finson, TomTom Tavares-Finson 10 March 2016
House of Representatives Speaker Charles, PearnelPearnel Charles 10 March 2016
 Japan
(National Diet)
House of Councillors Speaker Yamazaki, MasaakiMasaaki Yamazaki 2 August 2013
House of Representatives Speaker Oshima, TadamoriTadamori Oshima 21 April 2015
 Jordan
(Parliament)
Senate President al-Fayez, FaisalFaisal al-Fayez 25 October 2015
House of Representatives Speaker Tarawneh, AtefAtef Tarawneh 3 November 2013
 Kazakhstan
(Parliament)
Senate Chairman Tokayev, Kassym-JomartKassym-Jomart Tokayev 16 October 2013
Mazhilis Chairman Izmukhambetov, BaktykozhaBaktykozha Izmukhambetov 25 March 2016
 Kenya
(Parliament)
Senate Speaker Ethuro, EkweeEkwee Ethuro 28 March 2013
National Assembly Speaker Muturi, JustinJustin Muturi 28 March 2013
 Kiribati House of Assembly Speaker Teannaki, TeataoTeatao Teannaki 5 February 2016
 Kuwait National Assembly Speaker Al-Ghanim, MarzouqMarzouq Al-Ghanim 6 August 2013
 Kyrgyzstan Supreme Council Chairman Jêênbekov, AsylbekAsylbek Jêênbekov 16 December 2011
 Laos National Assembly President Yathotou, PanyPany Yathotou 23 December 2010
 Latvia Saeima Speaker Mūrniece, InāraInāra Mūrniece 4 November 2014
 Lebanon Parliament Speaker Berri, NabihNabih Berri 20 November 1992
 Lesotho
(Parliament)
Senate President Seeiso Bereng Seeiso, MorenaMorena Seeiso Bereng Seeiso 26 March 2015
National Assembly Speaker Motsamai, NtlhoiNtlhoi Motsamai 10 March 2015
 Liberia
(Legislature)
Senate[1] President Boakai, JosephJoseph Boakai 16 January 2006
President pro tempore Jallah, ArmahArmah Jallah 12 February 2015
House of Representatives Speaker Tyler, AlexAlex Tyler 6 April 2007
 Libya General National Congress President Abusahmain, NouriNouri Abusahmain 4 August 2014
House of Representatives President Saleh Issa, AguilaAguila Saleh Issa 4 August 2014
 Liechtenstein Landtag President Frick, AlbertAlbert Frick 27 March 2013
 Lithuania Seimas Speaker Graužinienė, LoretaLoreta Graužinienė 3 October 2013
 Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies President Di Bartolomeo, MarsMars Di Bartolomeo 5 December 2013
 Macedonia Assembly of the Republic Speaker Veljanovski, TrajkoTrajko Veljanovski 21 June 2008
 Madagascar
(Parliament)
Senate President Rakotomanana, HonoréHonoré Rakotomanana 9 February 2016
National Assembly President Rakotomamonjy, Jean MaxJean Max Rakotomamonjy 3 May 2014
 Malawi National Assembly Speaker Msowoya, RichardRichard Msowoya 16 June 2014
 Malaysia
(Parliament)
Dewan Negara President Sanasee, VigneswaranVigneswaran Sanasee 26 April 2016
Dewan Rakyat Speaker Amin Mulia, PandikarPandikar Amin Mulia 28 April 2008
 Maldives People's Majlis Speaker Maseeh Mohamed, AbdullaAbdulla Maseeh Mohamed 28 May 2014
 Mali National Assembly President Sidibé, IssakaIssaka Sidibé 22 January 2014
 Malta House of Representatives Speaker Farrugia, AngeloAngelo Farrugia 6 April 2013
 Marshall Islands Legislature President Kedi, KennethKenneth Kedi 4 January 2016
 Mauritania
(Parliament)
Senate President El Hacen Ould El Haj, MohamedMohamed El Hacen Ould El Haj 19 January 2013
National Assembly President Boilil, Mohamed OuldMohamed Ould Boilil 29 January 2014
 Mauritius National Assembly Speaker Hanoomanjee, MayaMaya Hanoomanjee 22 December 2014
 Mexico
(Congress)
Senate President Gil Zuarth, RobertoRoberto Gil Zuarth 1 September 2015
Chamber of Deputies President Zambrano Grijalva, JesúsJesús Zambrano Grijalva 1 September 2015
 Micronesia Congress Speaker Simina, WesleyWesley Simina 11 May 2015
 Moldova Parliament President Candu, AndrianAndrian Candu 23 January 2015
 Monaco National Council President Nouvion, LaurentLaurent Nouvion 21 February 2013
 Mongolia State Great Khural Chairman Enkhbold, ZandaakhüügiinZandaakhüügiin Enkhbold 24 July 2012
 Montenegro Parliament President Krivokapić, RankoRanko Krivokapić 30 July 2006
 Morocco
(Parliament)
House of Councillors President Benchemas, HakimHakim Benchemas 13 October 2015
House of Representatives President Talbi Alami, RachidRachid Talbi Alami 11 April 2014
 Mozambique Assembly of the Republic Speaker Macamo, VeronicaVeronica Macamo 12 January 2010
 Myanmar
(Assembly of the Union)
House of Nationalities Speaker Khaing Than, Mahn WinMahn Win Khaing Than 3 February 2016
House of Representatives Speaker Myint, WinWin Myint 1 February 2016
 Namibia
(Parliament)
National Council Chairperson Mensah-Williams, MargaretMargaret Mensah-Williams 8 December 2015
National Assembly Speaker Katjavivi, PeterPeter Katjavivi 20 March 2015
 Nauru Parliament Speaker Scotty, LudwigLudwig Scotty 11 June 2013
   Nepal Constituent Assembly Speaker Gharti Magar, OnsariOnsari Gharti Magar 16 October 2015
 Netherlands
(States General)
Senate President Broekers-Knol, AnkieAnkie Broekers-Knol 2 July 2013
House of Representatives Speaker Arib, KhadijaKhadija Arib 13 January 2016
 New Zealand House of Representatives Speaker Carter, DavidDavid Carter 31 January 2013
 Nicaragua National Assembly President Nuñez Tellez, RenéRené Nuñez Tellez 10 January 2007
 Niger National Assembly President Tinni, OusseiniOusseini Tinni 25 March 2016
 Nigeria
(National Assembly)
Senate President Saraki, BukolaBukola Saraki 9 June 2015
House of Representatives Speaker Dogara, YakubuYakubu Dogara 9 June 2015
 North Korea Supreme People's Assembly President of the Presidium[7] Kim, Yong-namYong-nam Kim 5 September 1998
Chairman Choe, Thae-bokThae-bok Choe 5 September 1998
 Norway Storting President Thommessen, OlemicOlemic Thommessen 8 October 2013
 Oman
(Council)
Council of State Chairman bin Mahfoudh al-Mantheri, YahyaYahya bin Mahfoudh al-Mantheri 8 March 2004
Consultative Assembly Chairman Al Mawali, KhalidKhalid Al Mawali 29 October 2011
 Pakistan
(Parliament)
Senate Chairman Rabbani, RazaRaza Rabbani 12 March 2015
National Assembly Speaker Sadiq, Sardar AyazSardar Ayaz Sadiq 9 November 2015
 Palau
(National Congress)
Senate President Chin, CamsekCamsek Chin 17 January 2013
House of Delegates Speaker Anastacio, SabinoSabino Anastacio 17 January 2013
 Palestine Legislative Council Speaker Duwaik, AzizAziz Duwaik 29 March 2006
 Panama National Assembly President[8] De León, RubénRubén De León 1 July 2015
 Papua New Guinea National Parliament Speaker Zurenuoc, TheoTheo Zurenuoc 3 August 2012
 Paraguay
(Congress)
Senate President Abdo Benítez, MarioMario Abdo Benítez 1 July 2015
Chamber of Deputies Speaker Velázquez Moreno, Hugo AdalbertoHugo Adalberto Velázquez Moreno 1 July 2014
 Peru Congress of the Republic President Iberico, LuisLuis Iberico 26 July 2015
 Philippines
(Congress)
Senate President Drilon, FranklinFranklin Drilon 22 July 2013
House of Representatives Speaker Belmonte, FelicianoFeliciano Belmonte 26 July 2010
 Poland
(National Assembly)
Senate Marshal Karczewski, StanisławStanisław Karczewski 12 November 2015
Sejm Marshal Kuchciński, MarekMarek Kuchciński 12 November 2015
 Portugal Assembly of the Republic President Ferro Rodrigues, EduardoEduardo Ferro Rodrigues 23 October 2015
 Qatar Consultative Assembly Chairman bin Mubarak al-Kholaifi, MohamedMohamed bin Mubarak al-Kholaifi 27 March 1995
 Romania
(Parliament)
Senate President Popescu-Tăriceanu, CălinCălin Popescu-Tăriceanu 10 March 2014
Chamber of Deputies President Zgonea, ValeriuValeriu Zgonea 3 July 2012
 Russia
(Federal Assembly)
Federation Council Chairman Matviyenko, ValentinaValentina Matviyenko 21 September 2011
State Duma Chairman Naryshkin, SergeySergey Naryshkin 21 December 2011
 Rwanda
(Parliament)
Senate President Makuza, BernardBernard Makuza 14 October 2014
Chamber of Deputies President Mukabalisa, DonatilleDonatille Mukabalisa 5 October 2013
 Saint Kitts and Nevis National Assembly Speaker Brand, FranklinFranklin Brand 14 May 2015
 Saint Lucia
(Parliament)
Senate President Francis, ClaudiusClaudius Francis 5 January 2012
House of Assembly Speaker Foster, PeterPeter Foster 5 January 2012
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines House of Assembly Speaker Thomas, JomoJomo Thomas 29 December 2015
 Samoa Legislative Assembly Speaker Toleafoa, LeaupepeLeaupepe Toleafoa 16 March 2016
 San Marino Grand and General Council Captains Regent[9] Berti, Gian NicolaGian Nicola Berti 1 April 2016
Ugolini, Massimo AndreaMassimo Andrea Ugolini
 São Tomé and Príncipe National Assembly Speaker da Graca Diogo, JoseJose da Graca Diogo 22 November 2014
 Saudi Arabia Consultative Assembly Speaker ash-Sheikh, Abdullah ibn Muhammad AlAbdullah ibn Muhammad Al ash-Sheikh 28 February 2009
 Senegal National Assembly President Niasse, MoustaphaMoustapha Niasse 30 July 2012
 Serbia National Assembly President Gojković, MajaMaja Gojković 23 April 2014
 Seychelles National Assembly Speaker Herminie, PatrickPatrick Herminie 29 May 2007
 Sierra Leone Parliament Speaker Bashiru Dumbuya, Sheku BadaraSheku Badara Bashiru Dumbuya 21 January 2014
 Singapore Parliament Speaker Yacob, HalimahHalimah Yacob 14 January 2013
 Slovakia National Council Speaker Danko, AndrejAndrej Danko 23 March 2016
 Slovenia
(Parliament)
National Council President Bervar, MitjaMitja Bervar 12 December 2012
National Assembly Speaker Brglez, MilanMilan Brglez 1 August 2014
 Solomon Islands National Parliament Speaker Nasiu, AjilonAjilon Nasiu 17 December 2014
 Somalia Federal Parliament Speaker Osman Jawari, MohamedMohamed Osman Jawari 28 August 2012
 South Africa
(Parliament)
National Council of Provinces Chairperson Modise, ThandiThandi Modise 22 May 2014
National Assembly Speaker Mbete, BalekaBaleka Mbete 21 May 2014
 South Korea National Assembly Speaker Chung, Eui-hwaEui-hwa Chung 29 May 2014
 South Sudan
(National Legislature)
Council of States Speaker Bol Chan, JosephJoseph Bol Chan 5 August 2011
National Legislative Assembly Speaker Rundial, MagokMagok Rundial 2 September 2013
 Spain
(Cortes Generales)
Senate President García-Escudero, PíoPío García-Escudero 13 December 2011
Congress of Deputies President López, PatxiPatxi López 13 January 2016
 Sri Lanka Parliament Speaker Jayasuriya, KaruKaru Jayasuriya 1 September 2015
 Sudan
(National Legislature)
Council of States Speaker Adam, Omer SuleimanOmer Suleiman Adam 1 June 2015
National Assembly Speaker Omer, IbrahimIbrahim Omer 1 June 2015
 Suriname National Assembly Chairman Simons, JenniferJennifer Simons 30 June 2010
 Swaziland
(Parliament)
Senate President Zwane, GelaniGelani Zwane 23 February 2006
House of Assembly Speaker Msibi, ThembaThemba Msibi 21 October 2013
 Sweden Riksdag Speaker Ahlin, UrbanUrban Ahlin 29 September 2014
  Switzerland
(Federal Assembly)
Council of States President[10] Comte, RaphaëlRaphaël Comte 30 November 2015
National Council President[11] Markwalder, ChristaChrista Markwalder 30 November 2015
 Syria People's Council Speaker al-Laham, Mohammad JihadMohammad Jihad al-Laham 24 May 2012
 Tajikistan
(Supreme Assembly)
National Assembly Chairman Ubaydulloyev, MahmadsaidMahmadsaid Ubaydulloyev 17 April 2000
Assembly of Representatives Chairman Zuhurov, ShukurjonShukurjon Zuhurov 16 March 2010
 Tanzania National Assembly Speaker Ndugai, JobJob Ndugai 17 November 2015
 Thailand National Assembly President Wichitcholchai, PornpetchPornpetch Wichitcholchai 8 August 2014
 Togo National Assembly President Dramani, DamaDama Dramani 2 September 2013
 Tonga Legislative Assembly Speaker Tuʻivakanō, SialeʻataongoSialeʻataongo Tuʻivakanō 29 December 2014
 Trinidad and Tobago
(Parliament)
Senate President Kangaloo, ChristineChristine Kangaloo 23 September 2015
House of Representatives Speaker Annisette-George, BridgidBridgid Annisette-George 23 September 2015
 Tunisia Assembly of the Representatives of the People President Ennaceur, MohamedMohamed Ennaceur 4 December 2014
 Turkey Grand National Assembly Speaker Kahraman, İsmailİsmail Kahraman 22 November 2015
 Turkmenistan Assembly Chairman Nurberdiýewa, AkjaAkja Nurberdiýewa 22 December 2006
 Tuvalu Parliament Speaker Tausi, OtinieluOtinielu Tausi 4 March 2014
 Uganda Parliament Speaker Kadaga, RebeccaRebecca Kadaga 19 May 2011
 Ukraine Verkhovna Rada Chairman Groysman, VolodymyrVolodymyr Groysman 27 November 2014
 United Arab Emirates Federal National Council Speaker Al Qubaisi, AmalAmal Al Qubaisi 18 November 2015
 United Kingdom
(Parliament)
House of Lords Lord Speaker D’Souza, FrancesFrances D’Souza 1 September 2011
House of Commons Speaker Bercow, JohnJohn Bercow 22 June 2009
 United States
(Congress)
Senate[1] President Biden, JoeJoe Biden 20 January 2009
President pro tempore Hatch, OrrinOrrin Hatch 6 January 2015
House of Representatives Speaker Ryan, PaulPaul Ryan 29 October 2015
 Uruguay
(General Assembly)
Senate[1] President Sendic, RaúlRaúl Sendic 1 March 2015
Chamber of Deputies President[12] Amarilla, GerardoGerardo Amarilla 1 March 2016
 Uzbekistan
(Supreme Assembly)
Senate Chairman Yuldashev, NigmatullaNigmatulla Yuldashev 22 January 2015
Legislative Chamber Chairman Ismailov, NuriddinjonNuriddinjon Ismailov 12 January 2015
 Vanuatu Parliament President Saimon, EsmonEsmon Saimon 11 February 2016
  Vatican City College of Cardinals Dean Sodano, AngeloAngelo Sodano 30 April 2005
Pontifical Commission President Bertello, GiuseppeGiuseppe Bertello 1 October 2011
 Venezuela National Assembly President Ramos Allup, HenryHenry Ramos Allup 5 January 2016
 Vietnam National Assembly Chairman Nguyễn, Thị Kim NgânThị Kim Ngân Nguyễn 31 March 2016
 Yemen Consultative Council President Ali Othman, Abdul RahmanAbdul Rahman Ali Othman 8 October 2011
House of Representatives Speaker al-Raee, Yahya AliYahya Ali al-Raee 11 February 2008
 Zambia National Assembly Speaker Matibini, PatrickPatrick Matibini 6 October 2011
 Zimbabwe
(Parliament)
Senate President Madzongwe, EdnaEdna Madzongwe 30 November 2005
House of Assembly Speaker Mudenda, JacobJacob Mudenda 3 September 2013

States recognised by at least one United Nations member[edit]

State Assembly Title Name Assumed office
 Abkhazia People's Assembly Speaker Bganba, ValeriValeri Bganba 3 April 2012
 Cook Islands Parliament Speaker Rattle, NikiNiki Rattle 22 May 2012
 Kosovo Assembly Chairman Veseli, KadriKadri Veseli 8 December 2014
 Niue Assembly Speaker Pihigia, TogiavaluTogiavalu Pihigia 12 April 2014
 Northern Cyprus Assembly of the Republic Speaker Siber, SibelSibel Siber 4 September 2013
 South Ossetia Parliament Speaker Bibilov, AnatoliyAnatoliy Bibilov 23 June 2014
 Taiwan Legislative Yuan President Su, Chia-chyuanChia-chyuan Su 1 February 2016
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Western Sahara National Council President Addouh, KhatriKhatri Addouh 2 July 2010

States not recognised by any United Nations members[edit]

State Assembly Title Name Assumed office
 Nagorno-Karabakh National Assembly Chairman Ghulian, AshotAshot Ghulian 1 July 2005
 Somaliland
(Parliament)
House of Elders Speaker Mahmud Adam, SuleimanSuleiman Mahmud Adam 24 August 2004
House of Representatives Speaker Mohamed Abdullahi, AbdirahmanAbdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi 29 September 2005
 Transnistria Supreme Council Speaker Krasnoselski, VadimVadim Krasnoselski 23 December 2015

Sui generis entities[edit]

Entity Assembly Title Name Assumed office
 European Union Council of Ministers President[13] Rutte, MarkMark Rutte 1 January 2016
Parliament President Schulz, MartinMartin Schulz 1 July 2014
 Sovereign Military Order of Malta Council Complete of State Grand Commander von Rumerstein, LudwigLudwig von Rumerstein 31 May 2014
Chapter General Grand Master Festing, MatthewMatthew Festing 11 March 2008

International organisations[edit]

There are several international parliaments, some that are directly elected and some that are appointed from among member states respective legislatures in the form of an inter-parliamentary institution.

Organisation Assembly Title Name Assumed office
European Union African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States Parliamentary Assembly President[14] Baldeh, NettyNetty Baldeh 21 October 2015
African Parliamentary Union Parliament President Alami, Rachid TalbiRachid Talbi Alami 4 November 2014
African Union Parliament President Dang, Roger NkodoRoger Nkodo Dang 27 May 2015
 Andean Community Parliament President Duque, Luis FernandoLuis Fernando Duque 22 July 2015
 Arab League Parliament Speaker Al-Jarwan, Ahmed bin MohammedAhmed bin Mohammed Al-Jarwan 2012
Asia Cooperation Dialogue Parliamentary Assembly President Bukhari, Nayyar HussainNayyar Hussain Bukhari 9 December 2013
Benelux Benelux Union Parliament President Detiège, MayaMaya Detiège 25 January 2016
British-Irish Council Parliamentary Assembly Co-Chair(s) Feighan, FrankFrank Feighan
Robertson, LaurenceLaurence Robertson
21 October 2014
1 December 2011
Flag of the Central American Integration System.svg Central American Integration System Parliament President Correa, José Antonio AlvaradoJosé Antonio Alvarado Correa 27 October 2015
Flag of Tibet.svg Central Tibetan Administration Parliament Speaker Tsering, PenpaPenpa Tsering 31 May 2006
European Union Cotonou Partnership Joint Parliamentary Assembly Co-President(s) Baldeh, NettyNetty Baldeh
Michel, LouisLouis Michel
3 April 2016
9 April 2009
 Commonwealth of Independent States Interparliamentary Assembly Chairperson Matviyenko, ValentinaValentina Matviyenko 2011
Commonwealth of Nations Parliamentary Association President Chaudhury, Shirin SharminShirin Sharmin Chaudhury 9 October 2014
Bandera Parlamento Latinoamericano.jpg Community of Latin American and Caribbean States Parliament President Rivadeneira, GabrielaGabriela Rivadeneira 16 February 2016
Cbsslogo.jpg Council of the Baltic Sea States Assembly President[15] Vucāns, JānisJānis Vucāns 1 January 2016
Council of Europe Assembly President Agramunt, PedroPedro Agramunt 25 January 2016
 East African Community Legislative Assembly Speaker Kidega, DanielDaniel Kidega 19 December 2014
European Union Eastern Partnership Parliamentary Assembly Co-President(s) Dolidze, VictorVictor Dolidze
Lupu, MarianMarian Lupu
17 March 2015
16 February 2016
Economic Community of Central African States Parliament President[16] Nchama, SantiagoSantiago Nchama 4 June 2015
Economic Community of West African States Parliament Speaker Cissé, MoustaphaMoustapha Cissé 4 February 2016
France French Citizens Abroad Assembly President[17] Ayrault, Jean-MarcJean-Marc Ayrault 11 February 2016
Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly President Chowdhury, Saber HossainSaber Hossain Chowdhury 16 October 2014
Francophonie International Organisation of La Francophonie Parliamentary Assembly President Minaku, AubinAubin Minaku 12 July 2015
European Union Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union Summit Parliamentary Assembly Co-President(s) Jáuregui Atondo, RamónRamón Jáuregui Atondo
Requião, RobertoRoberto Requião
6 May 2015
6 May 2015
 Mercosur Parliament President Taiana, JorgeJorge Taiana 1 January 2016
Flag of the Nordic Council.svg Nordic Council Parliamentary Assembly President[18] Kristensen, Henrik DamHenrik Dam Kristensen 2016
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Assembly President Turner, MikeMike Turner 24 November 2014
OSCE logo.svg Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly President Kanerva, IlkkaIlkka Kanerva 2 July 2014
 Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Parliamentary Union Secretary General Kilic, Mahmut ErolMahmut Erol Kilic 25 May 2008
 Turkic Council Parliamentary Assembly Chairperson Izmukhambetov, BaktykozhaBaktykozha Izmukhambetov 28 March 2016
European Union Union for the Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly President Lmarbouh, LhouLhou Lmarbouh 8 January 2016
 United Nations General Assembly President[19] Lykketoft, MogensMogens Lykketoft 16 September 2015

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  1. ^ a b c d e f The Vice President is the ex officio presiding officer.
  2. ^ The Austrian President of the Federal Council rotates every six months.
  3. ^ The Colombian President of the Congress and Senate rotates annually.
  4. ^ The Colombian President of the Chamber of Representatives rotates annually.
  5. ^ The Costa Rican Speaker of the Legislative Assembly rotates annually.
  6. ^ The German President of the Bundesrat rotates annually.
  7. ^ The North Korean President of the Presidium is the ex officio presiding officer.
  8. ^ The Panamanian President of the National Assembly rotates annually.
  9. ^ The Sammarinese Captains Regent rotate every eight months.
  10. ^ The Swiss President of the Council of States rotates annually.
  11. ^ The Swiss President of the National Council rotates annually.
  12. ^ The Uruguayan President of the Chamber of Representatives rotates annually.
  13. ^ The European President of the Council of Ministers rotates every six months.
  14. ^ The ACP Assembly President rotates biannually.
  15. ^ The Baltic Assembly President rotates annually.
  16. ^ The CEMAC Parliament President rotates annually
  17. ^ The French Foreign Minister is the ex officio presiding officer.
  18. ^ The Nordic Assembly President rotates annually.
  19. ^ The UNGA President rotates annually.

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