Republic of Moldova

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Parliament

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Zinaida Greceanîi (Female)
Year of birth
1956
Additional information
Elected on 8 June 2019.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Adrian Albu (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 10 June 2019.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
76
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
25
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
24.75% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Dinu Plîngău (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
79
Oldest member
Eduard Smirnov (Male)
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 24 19 16 22 11 3 0 0
Total <= 45: 0 Total >= 46: 0
Male 0 4 18 14 13 16 7 3 0 0 75
Female 0 1 6 5 3 6 4 0 0 0 25

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".
954
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
332
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
34.8%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
332
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
34.8%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
75
Number of women elected
26
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.
25.74%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
26

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.
75
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.
26
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.
Zinaida Greceanîi (Female)
Political party
Party of Socialists (PSRM)
Date of election
08.06.2019
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
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Women’s Platform of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova
Date of creation
03.2015
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
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
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
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
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No
Caucus contact details
Address
105 Ştefan cel Mare şi Sfînt Ave.
MD-2004 Chişinău
Republic of Moldova
Phone number
+373-62162070