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Nicaragua

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National Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Gustavo Porras Cortés (Male)
Year of birth
1954
Additional information
Elected on 9 Jan. 2017, re-elected on 9 Jan. 2019.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary general
Zeydi Cristina Zelaya Delgado (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 7 Sep. 2018.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
51
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
41
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
44.57% 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
Jenny Azucena Martínez Gómez (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
87
Oldest member
Carlos Guillermo Alemán Espinoza (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
75
Total per sex
Total of male
54
Total of female
38
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
1
31-40
12
41-45
4
46-50
10
51-60
39
61-70
19
71-80
6
81-90
1
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 12 4 10 39 19 6 1 0
Total <= 45: 17 Total >= 46: 75
Male 0 0 5 2 6 20 16 4 1 0 54
Female 0 1 7 2 4 19 3 2 0 0 38
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger1.09%0%1.09%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger14.13%5.43%8.7%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger18.48%7.61%10.87%

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

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
50
Number of women elected
42
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.
46.67%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
42

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.
50
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.
42
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.
Gustavo Eduardo Porras Cortés (Male)
Political party
Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN)
Date of election
09.01.2017
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1972

Women Heads of State or Government

Woman Heads of State or Government
Not available
See historical data for this field.