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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Christine Razanamahasoa (Female)
Year of birth
1951
Additional information
Elected on 16 July 2019.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Calvin Randriamahafanjary (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 7 Aug. 2019.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
123
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
28
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
18.54% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
49.88
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Marco Tsaradia (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
68
Oldest member
Christine Harijaona Razanamahasoa (Female)
Members for whom no data is available IPU does not contain age and gender data for all chambers of parliament.
7
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
99
Total per sex
Total of male
120
Total of female
24
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
20
41-45
25
46-50
26
51-60
56
61-70
17
71-80
0
81-90
0
91 and over
0
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 0 20 25 26 56 17 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 45 Total >= 46: 99
Male 0 0 16 20 25 45 14 0 0 0 120
Female 0 0 4 5 1 11 3 0 0 0 24
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger13.89%11.11%2.78%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger31.25%25%6.25%

Reserved seats and quotas

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

Results

Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
12
Women Indirectly Elected
0
Women Appointed
0
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1960
Women’s right to vote
Women’s 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
Women's 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
First woman speaker
Year of first woman speaker Date at which, for the first time in the country's parliamentary history, a woman became Presiding Officer of Parliament or of one of its Houses.
2013

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Women Parliamentarians Caucus (SO.MA.MI)
(March 2014)
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
Notes
The Caucuses of Women Parliamentarians SO.MA.MI and A.MA.MI bring together women MPs and Senators from different political sensitivities wishing to contribute to gender mainstreaming in legislative processes, decision-making mechanisms and policies public.

There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
No

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
The SO.MA.MI caucus remains a pressure group within the parliament in order to advocate at the level of institutions and communities.

- Awareness-raising / advocacy within communities, Civil Society Organizations and local authorities
- promoting a mass movement of women in politics
- promotion of the rights of women and girls to reproductive health
- organization of a day of reflection on the themes of Population and Development; family planning and the adoption of the family planning law by the National Assembly
- legislative review in order to make amendments to discriminatory laws
- commitment to support any initiative, in particular legislation, aimed at creating an environment favorable to the prevention of early and unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections as well as the fight against gender-based violence, the fight against morbidity and maternal mortality , neonatal, infant and adolescent and particularly obstetric fistulas.
- commitment to urge groups, networks of parliamentarians and religious and traditional leaders, including men, to champion demographic dividend initiatives and to review, revise, amend or repeal all laws, regulations, policies and customs which have a discriminatory impact on young people in particular on girls and young women, without any exception and undoubtedly making it possible to promote and ensure the respect of their rights, as well as their emancipation
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
No

Contact information for the Committee

Address
Ravolanandriana Louisette Randriamihaingo
Focal point for women parliamentarians in the National Assembly of Madagascar
Madagascar
Phone
+261-0348988506
+261-0341787743