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Seychelles

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National Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Nicholas Prea (Male)

Secretary general

Secretary General
Jutta Alexis (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 20 Feb. 2017.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
7
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
21.21% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Wavel Woodcock (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
67
Oldest member
Patrick Pillay (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
12
Total per sex
Total of male
16
Total of female
15
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
11
41-45
8
46-50
5
51-60
7
61-70
0
71-80
0
81-90
0
91 and over
0
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 0 11 8 5 7 0 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 19 Total >= 46: 12
Male 0 0 5 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 16
Female 0 0 6 4 1 4 0 0 0 0 15
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger35.48%16.13%19.35%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger61.29%29.03%32.26%

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".
76
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
20
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
26.32%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
20
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
26.32%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
26
Number of women elected
7
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.
21.21%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
7

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.
26
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.
7
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.
Melissa Kaminker (Male)
Political party
Seychelles Democratic Alliance (Linyon Demokratik Seselwa, LDS)
Date of election
27.09.2016
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1976
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1945
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
Local
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1976
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 at the local level in 1945 and on 6 August 1948 at the national level. This right was 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
1976
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 and stand for election at the local level in 1945 and on 6 August 1948 at the national level. These rights were confirmed at independence.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1976
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Committee of Women Parliamentarians
Date of creation
01.2011
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
Yes
The caucus is cross-party
No
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
Issues dealt with by the caucus
- The Committee organized several activities:<br> - a financial education and family budgetary session to help families better manage their budget given the rise in the cost of living; <br> - talks with students to explore the young peoples’ knowledge and understanding on unplanned pregnancies and its consequences, to sensitize them on certain risky behaviours and its consequences such as HIV/AIDS.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No