Somalia

Upper HouseHouse of the People

House of the People

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Sheikh Adan Mohamed Nur (Madobe) (Male)
Year of birth
1956
Additional information
Elected on 28 Apr. 2022.
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Abdikarim Haji Abdi Buh (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
220
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
54
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
19.71% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
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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)

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
220
Number of women elected
54
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.
19.64%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
- A total of 255 out of 275 members were indirectly elected between 1 November 2021 and 31 March 2022, of whom 223 members, including 41 women, were sworn in on 14 April 2022.
- The 2021-2022 elections concluded on 5 May 2022. As at 24 May 2022, there were 54 women out of 274 members, with one vacancy remaining.
- Pending the 2021–2022 election results, the statistics of the outgoing legislature, elected in 2017, were retained in the monthly ranking of women in national parliaments until April 2022: https://data.ipu.org/women-ranking?month=4&year=2022.
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Indirectly Elected
54

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.
220
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.
54
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.
Sheikh Adan Mohamed Nur (Madobe) (Male)
Date of election
28.04.2022
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

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Somali Women Parliamentarians Association
(May 2009)
Formal or informal
Informal