Mozambique

Assembly of the Republic

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Esperança Bias (Female)
Year of birth
1958
Additional information
Elected on 13 Jan. 2020.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Armando Mário Correia (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
15 May 2012 -

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
144
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
106
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
42.4% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Mércia Viriato (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
77
Oldest member
Eduardo Nihia (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
83 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
167 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
144 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
106 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0 See historical data for this field.
21-30
3 See historical data for this field.
31-40
52 See historical data for this field.
41-45
28 See historical data for this field.
46-50
30 See historical data for this field.
51-60
78 See historical data for this field.
61-70
54 See historical data for this field.
71-80
5 See historical data for this field.
81-90
0 See historical data for this field.
91 and over
0 See historical data for this field.
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 3 52 28 30 78 54 5 0 0
Total <= 45: 83 Total >= 46: 167
Male 0 0 29 21 15 47 28 4 0 0 144
Female 0 3 23 7 15 31 26 1 0 0 106
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger1.2%0%1.2%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger22%11.6%10.4%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger33.2%20%13.2%

Reserved seats and quotas

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

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
147
Number of women elected
103

New legislature

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.
Esperança Bias (Female)
Political party
Mozambican Liberation Front (FRELIMO)
Date of election
13.01.2020
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1975
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1975
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
1975
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
1977

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Women's Parliamentary Caucus
(March 2005)

Contact information for the Committee