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Shura Council

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Ahmed Bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud (Male)
Year of birth
1953
Additional information
Elected on 14 Nov. 2017, re-elected on 5 Nov. 2019.
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Fahad Bin Mubarak Al-Khayareen (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
4
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
9.76% 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
Nassir Al-Jehni (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
72
Oldest member
Yousif Al-Obaidan (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
3 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
38 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
37 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
4 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
0 See historical data for this field.
41-45
3 See historical data for this field.
46-50
5 See historical data for this field.
51-60
22 See historical data for this field.
61-70
10 See historical data for this field.
71-80
1 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 0 0 3 5 22 10 1 0 0
Total <= 45: 3 Total >= 46: 38
Male 0 0 0 2 4 20 10 1 0 0 37
Female 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 4
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 younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger7.32%4.88%2.44%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
35
Number of women elected
0
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.
0%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
The previous legislatures – renewed in 2010 and 2013 – all comprised 35 male members, appointed by the Emir for a three-year term. The 2016 legislature, initially comprising 35 male members, has had 41 members, including four women, since November 2017. Their parliamentary mandate, which was due to end on 30 June 2019, has been extended by two years to end on 30 June 2021.

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.
35
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.
0
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.
Mohamed Bin Mubarak Al-Khulaifi (Male)
Date of election
01.11.2016
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1971
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1998
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
Local
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Women exercised their right to vote for the first time in the 1999 Municipal council elections
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
2003
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
As at 2008 no legislative elections were ever held. Women exercised their right to vote for the first time in the 1999 Municipal council elections; they were granted the right to vote in municipal elections in 1998.
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
2003
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
As at 2008 no legislative elections were ever held. Women exercised their right to vote for the first time in the 1999 Municipal council elections; they were granted the right to vote in municipal elections in 1998.
First woman in parliament