Qatar

Shura Council

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Hassan Abdulla Al-Ghanim (Male)
Year of birth
1955
Additional information
Elected on 26 Oct. 2021.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Ahmed Nasser Ibrahim Al Fadala (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 10 Oct. 2021.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
43
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
2
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
4.44% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
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See historical data for this field.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Naser Ahmed M. Al-Malki (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
72
Oldest member
Yousif Al-Obaidan (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
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".
233
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
26
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
11.16%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
26
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
11.16%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
30
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%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
0
Women Appointed
2

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.
43
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.
2
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.
Hassan Abdullah Al Ghanim (Male)
Date of election
26.10.2021
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