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Peru

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Congress of the Republic

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Daniel Enrique Salaverry Villa (Male)
Year of birth
1972
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary general
José Cevasco Piedra (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 10 Aug. 2016.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
91
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
39
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
30% 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
Richard Frank ACUÑA NÚÑEZ (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
77
Oldest member
Humberto LAY SUN (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
96
Total per sex
Total of male
101
Total of female
29
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
16
41-45
18
46-50
26
51-60
35
61-70
29
71-80
6
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 16 18 26 35 29 6 0 0
Total <= 45: 34 Total >= 46: 96
Male 0 0 11 12 16 32 25 5 0 0 101
Female 0 0 5 6 10 3 4 1 0 0 29
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 younger12.31%8.46%3.85%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger26.15%17.69%8.46%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Legislated candidate quotas. Candidate lists in each electoral district must include at least 30% women candidates. In the candidate list with three candidates, at least one of them must be a woman.
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".
2,242
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
888
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
39.61%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
888
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
39.61%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
94
Number of women elected
36
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.
27.69%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
On the initial list of candidates-elect, there were 34 women out of 130 members. &#13; However, the number of women increased to 36 before the newly elected members were sworn in on 22 July when their mandate officially began.
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
36

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.
94
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.
36
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.
Luz Filomena Salgado Rubianes (Female)
Political party
Popular Force
Date of election
26.07.2016
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
1955
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
1955
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1956
Notes

Women Heads of State or Government

Woman Heads of State or Government
Not available
See historical data for this field.
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Mesa de Mujeres Parlamentarias Peruanas (MMPP)
Date of creation
01.2006
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
No
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
Issues dealt with by the caucus
- During the period 2013-2014, the MMPP contributed to the adopion of the law for equal opportunities and the law introducing the offense of femicide - Adoption of the law removing the conciliation process in the trial of domestic violence; <br> Law amending the limitation period for the claim of maintenance allowance.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
No