Belarus

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Natalya Kochanova (Female)
Year of birth
1960
Additional information
Elected on 6 Dec. 2019.
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Aleksandr Slobodchuk (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
45
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
15
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
25% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
52.45
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Voronyuk Dmitry (Male)
Members for whom no data is available IPU does not contain age and gender data for all chambers of parliament.
60
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
10 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
50 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
45 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
15 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0 See historical data for this field.
21-30
0 See historical data for this field.
31-40
3 See historical data for this field.
41-45
7 See historical data for this field.
46-50
14 See historical data for this field.
51-60
31 See historical data for this field.
61-70
5 See historical data for this field.
71-80
0 See historical data for this field.
81-90
0 See historical data for this field.
91 and over
0 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 0 3 7 14 31 5 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 10 Total >= 46: 50
Male 0 0 3 6 9 23 4 0 0 0 45
Female 0 0 0 1 5 8 1 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 younger5%5%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger16.67%15%1.67%

Reserved seats and quotas

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

Results

Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Indirectly Elected
14
Women Appointed
1

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.
45
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.
15
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.
Natalya Kochanova (Female)
Date of election
06.12.2019
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1991
Women’s right to vote
Women’s 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
Women's 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
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.
2019