Tenure of All Parliaments

Unless sooner dissolved by the President, Parliament stands dissolved on the expiration of a period of five years from the date of its first meeting. In the extra-ordinary situation of the country being engaged in a war, this period of five years may be extended by an Act of Parliament by not more than one year at a time. The period cannot, however, be extended beyond six months after the termination of the war. The actual term of Tenth Parliaments are shown in the table below: 

Parliament

Date of First Sitting

Date of Dissolution

Actual Term

Tenth Parliament

29-Jan-14

Ongoing

Ninth Parliament

25-Jan-09

24-Jan-14

5 years

Eighth Parliament

October 28,2001

October 27,2006

5 years

Seventh Parliament

14-Jul-96

13-Jul-01

5 years

Sixth Parliament

19-Mar-96

March 30,1996

12 days

Fifth Parliament

5-Apr-91

Nov. 24,1995

4 years 8 months

Fourth Parliament

April 15,1988

Dec. 6,1990

2 years 7 months

Third Parliament

10-Jul-86

Dec. 6,1987

1 year 5 months

Second Parliament

April 2,1979

March 24,1982

2 years 11 months

First Parliament

April 7,1973

Nov.6, 1975

2 years 6 months