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Senegal

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National Assembly

Historical data on women

Data on women’s right to vote and to stand for election, the date at which the first woman entered parliament, and female Heads of State or Government

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1960
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1960
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 French administration, women gained the right to vote by the decree of 19 February 1945 which states that there is no difference between Senegalese women and French women in their right to vote. "les femmes sénégalaises sont électrices et éligibles dans les mêmes conditions que les femmes orginaires de France." In 1956 women were granted the right to vote to local elections by the loi-cadre Deferre. 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
1960
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
Women gained the right to stand for electiom at the national level in 1960 with the first Constitution of Senegal. According to the decree of 19 February 1945, the same conditions apply to the political rights of both Senagalese and French women. "Les femmes sénégalaises sont électrices et éligibles dans les mêmes conditions que les femmes orginaires de France."
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1963

Women Heads of State or Government

Woman Heads of State or Government
Not available
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