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Mauritania

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National Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Cheikh Ould Baya (Male)
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary general
Abdellahi Ould Saleh (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
122
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
31
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
20.26% See historical data for this field.

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Twenty seats are reserved for women candidates running in a single nationwide list. (Article 3 of the Organic Law on the Election of Members of the National Assembly, as amended by Law n° 2012- 029); Political parties that elect more women than required by the quota will obtain a financial benefit (Article 6). (Source: https://www.idea.int/data-tools/data/gender-quotas )
Elections > Election results

Results

Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
31

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.
122
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.
31
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.
Cheikh Ould Baya (Male)
Political party
Union for the Republic (UPR)
Date of election
08.10.2018
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1960
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1961
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1961
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1978
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Network of Mauritanian Women Parliamentarians (REFPAM) (2015-01)
Date of creation
01.2015
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
No
Caucus contact details