Madagascar

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Rivo Rakotovao (Male)
Year of birth
1960
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Robline (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 4 Jan. 2019.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
50
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
12
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
19.35% See historical data for this field.

Age

Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Riana ANDRIAMANDAVY VII (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
83
Oldest member
Honoré RAKOTOMANANA (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

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

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
51
Number of women elected
12
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.
19.05%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
Six women were indirectly elected while six others were appointed by the President.
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Indirectly Elected
6
Women Appointed
6

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.
51
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.
12
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.
Honoré Rakotomanana (Male)
Date of election
09.02.2016
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

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Caucus of Women Parliamentarians (AMAMI)
(July 2019)
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
Yes
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
- Promote greater participation of women in political, economic, social and cultural life in Madagascar,
- Develop and implement support and capacity-building programs for women decision makers and future decision makers,
- Foster exchanges of experience and encourage solidarity between women and men parliamentarians,
- Contribute to the defence of human rights, particularly those of the girl, the child and the mother.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
Yes

Contact information for the Committee

Address
Ms, Rakotofiringa Fenoharinjaraniaina
Administrative Secretary for AMAMI
Madagascar
Phone
+261-0341787743