Republic of Moldova

Parliament

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Igor Grosu (Male)
Year of birth
1972
Additional information
Elected on 29 July 2021.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Tamara Gheorghița (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 9 Sep. 2021.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
61
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
40
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
39.6% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
46.71
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
Eugeniu Sinchevici (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
81
Oldest member
Eduard Smirnov (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
48 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
53 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
61 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
40 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
8 See historical data for this field.
31-40
30 See historical data for this field.
41-45
10 See historical data for this field.
46-50
20 See historical data for this field.
51-60
19 See historical data for this field.
61-70
10 See historical data for this field.
71-80
3 See historical data for this field.
81-90
1 See historical data for this field.
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 8 30 10 20 19 10 3 1 0
Total <= 45: 48 Total >= 46: 53
Male 0 6 20 6 12 8 5 3 1 0 61
Female 0 2 10 4 8 11 5 0 0 0 40
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger7.92%5.94%1.98%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger37.62%25.74%11.88%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger47.52%31.68%15.84%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
The Parliament of the Republic of Moldova adopted on 14 April 2016 the Law no. 71, which provided amendments to 15 other national legislative acts (including the Electoral Code) and introduced the gender quotas for party list candidates and cabinet nominees.
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".
1,791
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
837
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
46.73%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
837
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
46.73%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
61
Number of women elected
40
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.
39.6%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
40

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.
61
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.
40
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.
Igor Grosu (Male)
Political party
Action and Solidarity Party (PAS)
Date of election
29.07.2021
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1991
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1978
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
The right to vote was recognized on 15 April 1978 and confirmed on 14 October 1993
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1991
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
Prior to sovereignity, under Soviet administration, the right to vote was recognized on 15 April 1978 and confirmed on 14 October 1993
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
1978
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1991
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
Prior to sovereignity, under Soviet administration, the right to vote was recognized on 15 April 1978 and confirmed on 14 October 1993
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1990
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.
2001

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Women’s Platform of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova
(March 2015)
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
Notes
The caucus is cross-party and has a Coordination Council which consists of 5 members, representing all Parliamentary Factions.

https://medium.com/undp-moldova/moldovan-women-mps-in-solidarity-to-support-women-and-vulnerable-gro...
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
The Caucus was founded to promote gender equality initiatives

A main objective of the caucus is to provide a forum for women MPs to discuss and speak on critical issues affecting women in the country, regionally and internationally.

Also focuses on areas of education, health, social services, entrepreneurship, migration and demography

Contact information for the Committee

Address
105 Ştefan cel Mare şi Sfînt Ave.
MD-2004 Chişinău
Republic of Moldova
Phone
+373-62162070