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Madagascar

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National Assembly

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Jean Max Rakotomamonjy (Male)

Secretary general

Secretary general
Andrianaivo Mamy Ratsimba (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
1 Aug. 2017 -

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
29
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
19.21% 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
Jean Damel Christian Razafimahatratra (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
71
Oldest member
Marie Michel Ratsivalaka née RAHELIARIVO (Female)

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Election results

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
2,052
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
326
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
15.89%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
326
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
15.89%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
113
Number of women elected
34
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
22.52%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
The Special Electoral Court (la Cour Electorale Spéciale) invalidated the results of the elections in four constituencies owing to irregularities. At the time of the first sitting in February 2014, there were 147 members, including 34 women, with four vacancies. The number of women members fell to 31 as at August 2014. By-elections to fill the four vacant seats were held on 26 August 2014. No women were elected. As at 26 September, there were 31 women among the 151 members. The following three parties won one seat each and one independent candidate was elected. - MMM - HIARAKA ISIKA. - SAINTE-MARIE MIFANKATIA SY MIARA-MIASA ANTOKY NY FAMPANDROSOANA MIRINDRA.
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
34

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
113
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
34
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Christine Razanamahasoa (Female)
Political party
MAPAR
Date of election
18.02.2014
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1960
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1959
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Women first exercised their right to vote in 1960
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1959
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Women first exercised their rights 1960
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1965

Women Heads of State or Government

Woman Heads of State or Government
Not available
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