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Senate

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Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Ankie Broekers-Knol (Female)
Year of birth
1946

Secretary general

Secretary general
Remco Nehmelman (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
1 Oct. 2018 -

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
48
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
27
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

Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
30
Youngest member
Gabriëlle Popken (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
77
Oldest member
Hans Franken (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
14 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
61 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
50 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
25 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
2 See historical data for this field.
31-40
7 See historical data for this field.
41-45
5 See historical data for this field.
46-50
7 See historical data for this field.
51-60
26 See historical data for this field.
61-70
25 See historical data for this field.
71-80
3 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 2 7 5 7 26 25 3 0 0
Total <= 45: 14 Total >= 46: 61
Male 0 1 3 4 1 17 21 3 0 0 50
Female 0 1 4 1 6 9 4 0 0 0 25
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger2.67%1.33%1.33%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger12%5.33%6.67%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger18.67%10.67%8%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
No
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
49
Number of women elected
26
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.
34.67%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Indirectly Elected
26

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.
49
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.
26
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.
Ankie Broekers-Knol (Female)
Date of election
23.06.2015
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