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House of Elders

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

Historical data on women

Data on women’s right to vote and to stand for election, the date at which the first woman entered parliament, and female Heads of State or Government

Women's suffrage

Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Detail of restrictions Suffrage: Restrictions detail
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
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament