Sao Tome and Principe

National Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Celmira Sacramento (Female)
Additional information
Elected on 8 Nov. 2022.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Domingos José da Trindade Boa Morte (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 21 Nov. 2022.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
47
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
8
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
14.55% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
46.50
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Edmilson Amoco (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
66
Oldest member
Guilherme Octaviano Viegas dos Ramos (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
21 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
34 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
47 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
8 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0 See historical data for this field.
21-30
1 See historical data for this field.
31-40
12 See historical data for this field.
41-45
8 See historical data for this field.
46-50
11 See historical data for this field.
51-60
19 See historical data for this field.
61-70
4 See historical data for this field.
71-80
0 See historical data for this field.
81-90
0 See historical data for this field.
91 and over
0 See historical data for this field.
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 1 12 8 11 19 4 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 21 Total >= 46: 34
Male 0 1 9 7 10 16 4 0 0 0 47
Female 0 0 3 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 8
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger1.82%1.82%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger23.64%18.18%5.45%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger38.18%30.91%7.27%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
The 2022 Equality Law (Lei No. 11/2022)* aims to ensure a minimum representation of 40% of each gender for elective bodies, such as the National Assembly, and Regional Legislative Assembly.
The first two places on lists of candidates must be occupied by candidates of different genders. The rest of a list may not include more than two candidates of the same gender consecutively. Lists which fail to comply with these requirements may be rejected by the court.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
47
Number of women elected
8
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.
14.55%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
8

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.
47
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.
8
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.
Celmira Sacramento (Female)
Political party
Independent Democratic Alliance (ADI)
Date of election
08.11.2022
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1975
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1975
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
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
1975
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1975
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.
1980

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Network of Women Parliamentarians of São Tomé and Príncipe (RMP)
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
A forum to discuss drafting legislation on Parity, Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and on Alcohol Abuse, among others concerning gender equity.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
No

Contact information for the Committee

Address
Palácio dos Congressos , Vila Maria - S. Tomé
Sao Tome and Principe
Phone
+239-9903510
+239-2221700