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Maldives

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People's Majlis

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Mohamed Nasheed (Male)
Year of birth
1967
Additional information
Elected on 28 May 2019.
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Secretary general

Secretary general
Fathimath Niusha (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 9 July 2018.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
83
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
4
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
4.6% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
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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
83
Number of women elected
4
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.
4.6%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
4

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.
83
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.
4
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.
Mohamed Nasheed (Male)
Political party
Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)
Date of election
28.05.2019
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1965
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1965
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
Prior to independence, under British administration women were granted the right to vote in 1932. This right was confirmed at independence.
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1965
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Prior to independence, under British administration women were granted the right to vote and stand for election in 1932. These rights were confirmed at independence.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1979