Palau

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Hokkons Baules (Male)
Year of birth
1948
Additional information
Elected on 19 Jan. 2017, re-elected on 21 Jan. 2021.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Ann L. Pedro (Female)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
12
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
1
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
7.69% See historical data for this field.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
12
Number of women elected
1
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
1

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.
12
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.
1
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.
Hokkons Baules (Female)
Date of election
21.01.2021
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1994
Women’s right to vote
Women’s 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
Women's 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