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Palau

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House of Delegates

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Sabino Anastacio (Male)

Secretary general

Secretary general
Marcello Ngirkelau (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 11 Dec. 2014, re-appointed on 27 April 2017.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
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.
12.5% See historical data for this field.

Age

Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Yutaka Gibbons Jr. (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
70
Oldest member
Masasinge Arurang (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
14
Number of women elected
2
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1994
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1994
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Prior to independence, under US administration, women were granted the right to vote on 2 April 1979. This right was confirmed at independence.
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1994
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Prior to independence, under US administration, women were granted the right to vote and stand for election on 2 April 1979. These rights were confirmed at independence.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1996