Marshall Islands

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Parliament

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Kenneth Kedi (Male)
Year of birth
1971
Additional information
Elected on 4 Jan. 2016, re-elected on 6 Jan. 2020.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Morean Watak (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Sworn in on 6 May 2016.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
31
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
2
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
6.06% See historical data for this field.

Reserved seats and quotas

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

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.
31
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.
2
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.
Kenneth Kedi (Male)
Date of election
06.01.2019
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1986
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1979
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 United States administration, women were granted the right to vote on 1 May 1979. This right was confirmed at independence.
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
1979
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 United States administration, women were granted the right to vote and stand for election on 1 May 1979. These rights were confirmed at independence.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1991