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Portugal

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Assembly of the Republic

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues (Male)
Year of birth
1949
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Albino de Azevedo Soares (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 19 Feb. 2014.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men
Not available
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Women
Not available
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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
CRISTÓVÃO SIMÃO OLIVEIRA DE RIBEIRO (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
69
Oldest member
MANUEL FILIPE CORREIA DE JESUS (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
134
Total per sex
Total of male
161
Total of female
69
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
5
31-40
48
41-45
43
46-50
32
51-60
69
61-70
29
71-80
4
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 5 48 43 32 69 29 4 0 0
Total <= 45: 96 Total >= 46: 134
Male 0 3 36 25 23 46 24 4 0 0 161
Female 0 2 12 18 9 23 5 0 0 0 69
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger2.17%1.3%0.87%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger23.04%16.96%6.09%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger41.74%27.83%13.91%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Legislated candidate quotas. Candidate lists must include a minimum of 33% women and 33% men.
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
1931
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Detail of restrictions Suffrage: Restrictions detail
Women must have completed secondary or higher studies, while literacy was the only condition for men
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Decree N° 19694 (5 May 1931)
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1934
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Detail of restrictions Suffrage: Restrictions detail
Literacy required
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Electoral Law D.L. 24631 of 6 November 1934
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1976
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
Equality proclaimed the Constitution of 2 June 1976
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
1931
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Detail of restrictions Stand for Election: Restrictions detail
Upon completion of at least secondary education. Men only had to be literate
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Electoral Law D.L. 24631 of 6 November 1934
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1934
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Detail of restrictions Stand for Election: Restrictions detail
Literacy
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Law N° 2137 of 1968. Details on restrictions already contained in preceding Law
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1968
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Detail of restrictions Stand for Election: Restrictions detail
Equal political rights for men and women but maintained some restrictions on elections to certain local administrative bodies
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Full equality achived with the Constitution of 1976
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1976
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1934