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.
100
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
21
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
17.36% 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)

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