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Belarus

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House of Representatives

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theCouncil of the Republic

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Vladimir Andreichenko (Male)
Year of birth
1949

Secretary general

Secretary general
Galina Yurkevich (Female)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
38
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
34.55% 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
ILYA MURASHKO (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
66
Oldest member
NIKOLAI IVANCHENKO (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
96
Total per sex
Total of male
80
Total of female
29
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
6
41-45
7
46-50
10
51-60
69
61-70
17
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 6 7 10 69 17 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 13 Total >= 46: 96
Male 0 0 5 3 5 51 16 0 0 0 80
Female 0 0 1 4 5 18 1 0 0 0 29
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 younger5.5%4.59%0.92%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger11.93%7.34%4.59%

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".
485
Notes
Percentage of women candidates: About 25%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
72
Number of women elected
38
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.
34.55%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
38

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.
72
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.
38
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 Andreichenko (Male)
Date of election
11.10.2016
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1991
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1991
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 Soviet administration women in Belarus were granted universal suffrage on 4 February 1919, when Belarus was a part of the USSR. In the RSFSR which, at the time claimed sovereignty over Belarus, women were granted the right to vote in 1918. 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
1919
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1990

Women Heads of State or Government

Woman Heads of State or Government
Not available
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