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Azerbaijan

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National Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Ogtay S. Asadov (Male)
Year of birth
1955
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary general
Safa Mirzayev (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
20
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
16.81% See historical data for this field.

Age

Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Jeyhun Osmanli (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
85
Oldest member
Jalal Aliyev (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
106
Total per sex
Total of male
100
Total of female
19
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
5
41-45
8
46-50
20
51-60
38
61-70
38
71-80
9
81-90
1
91 and over
0
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 0 5 8 20 38 38 9 1 0
Total <= 45: 13 Total >= 46: 106
Male 0 0 3 7 16 31 34 8 1 0 100
Female 0 0 2 1 4 7 4 1 0 0 19
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger4.2%2.52%1.68%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger10.92%8.4%2.52%

Reserved seats and quotas

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

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
767

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
104
Number of women elected
21
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.
16.8%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
21

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.
104
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.
21
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.
Ogtay S. Asadov (Male)
Political party
New Azerbaidjan Party
Date of election
24.11.2015
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1991
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1918
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
In 1918, when Azerbaijan was first independent, women were granted the right to vote. Under Soviet administration women equally had the right to vote and this right was again confirmed at independence in 1991.
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1918
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
In 1918, when Azerbaijan was first independent, women were granted the right to vote and stand for election. Under Soviet administration women also had these rights; they were again confirmed at independence in 1991.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1990