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House of Representatives

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Vera Bergkamp (Female)
Year of birth
1971
Additional information
Elected on 7 Apr. 2021.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Simone Margreet Roos (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 11 June 2018.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
89
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
61
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
40.67% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
43.71
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Habtamu de Hoop (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
69
Oldest member
Harm Beerteman (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
93 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
57 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
91 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
59 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
8 See historical data for this field.
31-40
51 See historical data for this field.
41-45
34 See historical data for this field.
46-50
19 See historical data for this field.
51-60
33 See historical data for this field.
61-70
5 See historical data for this field.
71-80
0 See historical data for this field.
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 8 51 34 19 33 5 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 93 Total >= 46: 57
Male 0 6 33 16 11 20 5 0 0 0 91
Female 0 2 18 18 8 13 0 0 0 0 59
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger5.33%4%1.33%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger39.33%26%13.33%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger62%36.67%25.33%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Voluntary political party quotas.
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Women’s right to vote
Women’s 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
Women's 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
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.
1998