Azerbaijan

National Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Sahiba Gafarova (Female)
Year of birth
1955
Additional information
Elected on 10 March 2020.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Safa Mirzayev (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
99
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
22
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
18.18% See historical data for this field.

Age

Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Sabina Khasayeva (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
75
Oldest member
Eldar Ibrahimov (Male)
Members for whom no data is available IPU does not contain age and gender data for all chambers of parliament.
9
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
34 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
78 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
92 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
20 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
2 See historical data for this field.
31-40
14 See historical data for this field.
41-45
18 See historical data for this field.
46-50
12 See historical data for this field.
51-60
31 See historical data for this field.
61-70
27 See historical data for this field.
71-80
8 See historical data for this field.
81-90
0 See historical data for this field.
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 2 14 18 12 31 27 8 0 0
Total <= 45: 34 Total >= 46: 78
Male 0 1 9 15 9 28 22 8 0 0 92
Female 0 1 5 3 3 3 5 0 0 0 20
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger1.79%0.89%0.89%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger14.29%8.93%5.36%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger30.36%22.32%8.04%

Reserved seats and quotas

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

Results

Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
15
Women Indirectly Elected
0
Women Appointed
0
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1991
Women’s right to vote
Women’s 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
Women's 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
First woman speaker
Year of first woman speaker Date at which, for the first time in the country's parliamentary history, a woman became Presiding Officer of Parliament or of one of its Houses.
2020