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Saint Lucia

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Senate

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse of Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Jeannine Michele Giraudy-McIntyre (Female)

Secretary general

Secretary General
Lyndell Gustave (Female)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
3
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
27.27% See historical data for this field.

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
8
Number of women elected
3
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.
27.27%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Appointed
3
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1979
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1979
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
Proir to independence, under British administration, women were granted the right to vote in 1951. This right was first exercised on 13th October 1951and confirmed at independence.
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
1979
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
Proir to independence, under British administration, women were granted the right to vote and stand for election in 1951. These rights were first exercised on 13th October 1951and confirmed at independence.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1979