Serbia

National Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Vladimir Orlić (Male)
Year of birth
1983
Additional information
Elected on 2 Aug. 2022.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Srdjan Smiljanic (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Elected on 2 Aug. 2022.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
153
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
96
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
38.55% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
45.07
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Jovana Joksimovich (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
87
Oldest member
Zaharije Trnavcevic (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
141 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
109 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
147 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
103 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
32 See historical data for this field.
31-40
69 See historical data for this field.
41-45
40 See historical data for this field.
46-50
21 See historical data for this field.
51-60
54 See historical data for this field.
61-70
22 See historical data for this field.
71-80
10 See historical data for this field.
81-90
1 See historical data for this field.
91 and over
1 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 32 69 40 21 54 22 10 1 1
Total <= 45: 141 Total >= 46: 109
Male 0 16 36 25 13 33 14 9 1 0 147
Female 0 16 33 15 8 21 8 1 0 1 103
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger12.8%6.4%6.4%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger40.4%20.8%19.6%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger56.4%30.8%25.6%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
At least 40 per cent of those on the electoral list must be from the underrepresented gender. Among each group of five candidates on the list, three must belong to one gender and two to the other.
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".
2,912
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
1,237
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
42.48%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
1237
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
42.48%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
153
Number of women elected
97
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.
38.8%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
In all, 97 women were elected to the 250-member National Assembly in the 2022 elections. However, one woman resigned before the newly elected National Assembly convened on 1 August. There were thus 96 women out of 249 members as at 3 August 2022.

The final results of the April 2022 elections were announced on 5 July and the newly elected National Assembly held its first session on 1 August. Serbia was excluded from the Monthly ranking of women in national parliaments (https://data.ipu.org/women-ranking) until July 2022. The number of women was retrospectively added in August 2022.
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
96

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.
153
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.
96
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.
Vladimir Orlić (Male)
Political party
Aleksandar Vucic - Together we can do everything
Date of election
02.08.2022
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
2006
Women’s right to vote
Women’s 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
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Constitution of Yugoslavia
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
1946
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
Constitution of Yugoslavia
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
2007
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.
2008

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Women's Parliamentary Network
(February 2013)
Formal or informal
Informal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
Notes
The Network is represented by a Collegium of 12 coordinators, each one representing one parliamentary group. This Collegium is involved in all discussions and in making all decisions and informs other women Members of Parliament about them.&#13;&#13;
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See presentation about the Women Parliamentary Network of Serbia at the Women in Parliaments Global Forum Conference in Washington on 10th October 2014: http://www.womeninparliaments.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Serbia-WPN-Wasington.pdf
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
No

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
- Taking steps to implement the Council of Europe's (COE) Convention on Prevention and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence&#13;&#13;
- Changes to the Law on Police regarding the prevention of domestic violence, the Labour Law, and Law on Social Policies&#13;&#13;
- Amendments to the Criminal Law to introduce harsher penalties for child sexual abuse Amendments to laws to provide economic support to women entrepreneurs in Serbia&#13;&#13;
- Inclusion of funds in the 2014 Budget for Prevention of uterine cancer&#13;&#13;
- Amendments to the 2016 Law on Budget related to agriculture subvention&#13;&#13;
- Support for parents of children with rare diseases&#13;&#13;
- Strengthening women's participation in politics, especially in local government&#13;&#13;
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The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No

Contact information for the Committee

Address
Coordinator of the Women's Parliamentary Network in the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia
Trg Nikole Pasica 13 B
11000 Belgrade
Serbia