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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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House of Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Jomo Sanga Thomas (Male)
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary general
Nicole Herbert (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.
13.04% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Robert T.L.V Browne (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
69
Oldest member
Honourable Arnhim Eustace (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".
43
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
6
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
13.95%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
6
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
13.95%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
20
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.
20%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
No women were elected in 2015. Four members (senators) on the government side, including one woman, were sworn in by the Governor General on 14 December 2015. Ms. Judith Jones Morgan was sworn in as Attorney General on 10 December. On 30 December, two senators on the opposition side, including one woman, were sworn in. There are thus three women (one government senator, one opposition senator and the Attorney General, who is an ex officio member) out of 23 members.
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
0
Women Appointed
2
Women Other
1

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.
20
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.
Jomo Sanga Thomas (Male)
Date of election
29.12.2015
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1979
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1951
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 independence, under British administration, women were granted the right to vote on 5 May 1951. This right was confirmed at independence.
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1951
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 independence, under British administration, women were granted the right to vote on 5 May 1951. This right was confirmed at independence.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1979