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Afghanistan

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House of Elders

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse of the People

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Fazal Hadi Muselimyar (Male)
Year of birth
1969
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Abdul Muqtader Nasary (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 16 April 2018.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
17
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
25% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Latif Khan (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
91
Oldest member
Professor Hazrat Sibghatullah Mujadidi (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

Number of reserved seats, by group
Women
17
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1963
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Detail of restrictions Suffrage: Restrictions detail
Literacy
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
The right to vote was granted in the 1963 Constitution which entered into force in 1964. The restriction no longer exists.
Women’s right to stand for election
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1963
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1965