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Romania

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Chamber of Deputies

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Ion-Marcel Ciolacu (Male)
Year of birth
1967
Additional information
Elected on 29 May 2019.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary general
Silvia-Claudia Mihalcea (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Elected on 21 Feb. 2017.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
68
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
20.67% 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
Elena – Cătălina Ştefănescu (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
86
Oldest member
Dinu Giurescu (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
255 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
357 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
55 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
3 See historical data for this field.
31-40
97 See historical data for this field.
41-45
57 See historical data for this field.
46-50
78 See historical data for this field.
51-60
122 See historical data for this field.
61-70
50 See historical data for this field.
71-80
3
81-90
2 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 3 97 57 78 122 50 3 2 0
Total <= 45: 157 Total >= 46: 255
Male 0 1 78 49 72 104 49 2 2 0 357
Female 0 2 19 8 6 18 1 1 0 0 55
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0.73%0.24%0.49%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger24.27%19.17%5.1%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger38.11%31.07%7.04%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Voluntary political party quotas.
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".
4,250
Notes
Number of seats at stake: 312 directly elected members and 17 members representing ethnic minorities. &#13; If a legally established national minority does not win any seats in either chamber of Parliament, the citizens' organization representing that national minority is entitled to one seat in the Chamber of Deputies (under certain conditions). There are 19 legally established national minorities; the Czech and Slovak minorities are represented by one person. A maximum of 18 seats can therefore be allocated to national minorities. In 2016, 17 members representing ethnic minorities entered the Chamber of Deputies since the Hungarian Minorities are represented in the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR).
Notes
A total of 6,476 candidates ran in the 2016 elections. They included 1,797 women, or 27.7%.

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
261
Number of women elected
68
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.
20.67%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
68

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.
261
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.
68
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.
Nicolae-Liviu Dragnea (Male)
Political party
Social Democratic Party (PSD)
Date of election
21.12.2016
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1929
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Detail of restrictions Suffrage: Restrictions detail
No information on restrictions available.
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1946
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1929
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
No information on restrictions available.
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1946
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
1946