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Oman

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Shura Council

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theState Council

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Sheikh Khalid bin Hilal Al Maawali (Male)
Year of birth
1975
Additional information
Elected on 29 Oct. 2011, re-elected on 4 Nov. 2015 and on 3 Nov. 2019.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Nadabi (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 7 Nov. 2019.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
84
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
2
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
2.33% 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
Taher Al Junaibi (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
60
Oldest member
Salim Al Malki (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
29
Total per sex
Total of male
84
Total of female
1
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
27
41-45
29
46-50
17
51-60
12
61-70
0
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 0 27 29 17 12 0 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 56 Total >= 46: 29
Male 0 0 27 29 16 12 0 0 0 0 84
Female 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger31.76%31.76%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger65.88%65.88%0%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
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".
637
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
40
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
6.28%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
40
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
6.28%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
84
Number of women elected
2
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.
2.33%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
2

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.
84
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.
2
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.
Sheikh Khalid bin Hilal Al Maawali (Male)
Date of election
03.11.2019
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
2003
Notes