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Poland

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Senate

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSejm

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Tomasz Grodzki (Male)
Year of birth
1958
Additional information
Elected on 12 Nov. 2019.
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Secretary general

Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
14 Nov. 2019-

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
76
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
24
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
24% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Jacek Błaszczyk (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
82
Oldest member
Kazimierz Kutz (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
89
Total per sex
Total of male
85
Total of female
12
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
3
41-45
5
46-50
9
51-60
35
61-70
39
71-80
5
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 0 3 5 9 35 39 5 1 0
Total <= 45: 8 Total >= 46: 89
Male 0 0 2 5 8 33 34 2 1 0 85
Female 0 0 1 0 1 2 5 3 0 0 12
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 younger3.09%2.06%1.03%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger8.25%7.22%1.03%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Legislated candidate quotas. The number of candidates who are women cannot be less than 35% of all candidates on the list. The number of candidates who are men cannot be less than 35 % of all candidates on the list.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
76
Number of women elected
24
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.
24%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
24

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.
76
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.
24
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.
Tomasz Grodzki (Male)
Political party
Civic Coalition
Date of election
12.11.2019
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1918
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
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
1918
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Decree N° 19694 (5 May 1931)
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1919
Notes
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Parliamentary Group of Women
Date of creation
01.1991
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
Yes
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
Notes
The women’s parliamentary group is also open to former MPs and other groups. As of 4 May 2018 there are 41 members. Link to website: http://www.sejm.gov.pl/sejm7.nsf/agent.xsp?symbol=SKLADZESP&Zesp=1
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
Issues dealt with by the caucus
- Legislation on quotas, violence against women, women's health issues <br> Legislative process of adopting the draft law on equal status of women and men - Children's issues <br> Involvement in amending the Family and Guardian’s Code and the liberalization of abortion law.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
No
Caucus contact details
Address
Parlamentarna Grupa Kobiet
ul. Wiejska 4/6/8
00-902 Warszawa
Poland