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Montenegro

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Parliament

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Ivan Brajović (Male)
Year of birth
1962
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Aleksandar Jovicevic (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Elected on 23 March 2017.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
23
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
28.4% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Dritan Abazović (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
67
Oldest member
Jelisava Kalezić (Female)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
59
Total per sex
Total of male
68
Total of female
12
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
1
31-40
11
41-45
9
46-50
14
51-60
35
61-70
10
71-80
0
81-90
0
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 1 11 9 14 35 10 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 21 Total >= 46: 59
Male 0 1 9 6 12 32 8 0 0 0 68
Female 0 0 2 3 2 3 2 0 0 0 12
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger1.25%1.25%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger15%12.5%2.5%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger26.25%20%6.25%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Article 39a (1) and (2) of the Law on the Election of Councillors and Representatives (last amended on 21 March 2014) reads as follows: “For the purpose of exercising the gender equality principle, candidates of the less represented gender shall account for no less than 30% of the candidates listed. For every four candidates listed in sequential order (first four candidates, next four candidates etc. to the end of the list) there shall be at least one candidate of the less represented gender.” Article 104 (3) of the same law states the following: “If the term of office for an incumbent councillor or representative of the less represented gender terminates, the next candidate on the list of the less represented gender shall be elected to replace the outgoing incumbent.”
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
2006
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
2006
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
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
2006
Detail of restrictions Stand for Election: Restrictions detail
Universal
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
2006
Notes
Women first gained the right to vote and stand for election in 1946 in the Socialist Republic of Montenegro, the predecessor to modern-day Montenegro, and one of six republics forming the Former Republic of Yugoslavia. Before Montenegro's full independence in 2006, the first woman to enter parliament was in 1946, elected to the Socialist Republic of Montenegro's Constitutional Assembly. Dates above are based on the current Montenegrin parliament, following the June 2006 independence referendum.