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Assembly of the Republic

Historical data on women

Data on women’s right to vote and to stand for election, the date at which the first woman entered parliament, and female Heads of State or Government

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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