Portugal

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
Additional information
Elected on 23 Oct. 2015, re-elected on 25 Oct. 2019.
See historical data for this field.

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 The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
138
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
92
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
40% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
49.00
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Miguel Martins (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
74
Oldest member
Alexandre Quintanilha (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
90 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
140 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
139 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
91 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
12 See historical data for this field.
31-40
50 See historical data for this field.
41-45
28 See historical data for this field.
46-50
42 See historical data for this field.
51-60
58 See historical data for this field.
61-70
35 See historical data for this field.
71-80
5 See historical data for this field.
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 12 50 28 42 58 35 5 0 0
Total <= 45: 90 Total >= 46: 140
Male 0 7 30 18 17 36 27 4 0 0 139
Female 0 5 20 10 25 22 8 1 0 0 91
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger5.22%3.04%2.17%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger26.96%16.09%10.87%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger39.13%23.91%15.22%

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 > 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".
5,946
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
2,790
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
46.92%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
2790
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
46.92%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
141
Number of women elected
89
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.
38.7%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
89

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.
141
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.
89
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.
Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues (Male)
Political party
Socialist Party (PS)
Date of election
25.10.2019
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
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
First woman speaker
Year of first woman speaker Date at which, for the first time in the country's parliamentary history, a woman became Presiding Officer of Parliament or of one of its Houses.
2011