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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
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.
148
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
82
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
35.65% 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
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 > 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".
3,456

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
158
Number of women elected
72
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.
31.3%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
72 women were elected in the October 2015 elections. The number of women was increased to 80 after the formation of the second Government on 27 November 2015
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
72

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.
158
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.
72
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
23.10.2015
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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

Women Heads of State or Government

Woman Heads of State or Government
Not available
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