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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
Ibrahim Qasim (Male)
Year of birth
1950
Additional information
Elected on 1 Nov. 2018.
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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
Not available
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Women
Not available
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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 > 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