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Netherlands

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House of Representatives

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Khadija Arib (Female)
Year of birth
1960

Secretary general

Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Sworn in on 1 Sep. 2015.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
54
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
36% 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
Rens Raemakers (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
74
Oldest member
M.J. (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
76 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
74 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
93
Total of female
57
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
4
31-40
36 See historical data for this field.
41-45
36 See historical data for this field.
46-50
35 See historical data for this field.
51-60
32 See historical data for this field.
61-70
7 See historical data for this field.
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 4 36 36 35 32 7 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 76 Total >= 46: 74
Male 0 3 19 23 21 22 5 0 0 0 93
Female 0 1 17 13 14 10 2 0 0 0 57
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger2.67%2%0.67%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger26.67%14.67%12%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger50.67%30%20.67%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Voluntary political party quotas.
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".
1,114
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
393
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
35.28%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
393
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
35.28%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
96
Number of women elected
54
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.
36%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
54

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.
96
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.
54
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.
Khadija Arib (Female)
Political party
Labour Party (PvdA)
Date of election
29.03.2017
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1919
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1917
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
According to Fiche
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1918