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Somalia

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House of the People

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theUpper House

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Mohamed Mursal Sheikh Abdirahman (Male)
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary general
Abdikarim Haji Abdi Buh (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
67
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
24.36% 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
Ahmed Omar Islow Mohamed (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
79
Oldest member
Yusuf Dirir Abdi-Isse (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
145
Total per sex
Total of male
184
Total of female
27
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
11
31-40
29
41-45
26
46-50
45
51-60
71
61-70
27
71-80
2
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 11 29 26 45 71 27 2 0 0
Total <= 45: 66 Total >= 46: 145
Male 0 8 25 23 38 61 27 2 0 0 184
Female 0 3 4 3 7 10 0 0 0 0 27
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger5.21%3.79%1.42%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger18.96%15.64%3.32%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger31.28%26.54%4.74%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
208
Number of women elected
67
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.
24.36%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Indirectly Elected
67

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.
208
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.
67
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1960
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1979
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Somali Women Parliamentarians Association
Date of creation
01.2009
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
No
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
No
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No