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Congress of DeputiesSenate

Congress of Deputies

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Meritxell Batet (Female)
Year of birth
1973
Additional information
Elected on 21 May 2019, re-elected on 3 Dec. 2019.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Carlos Gutiérrez Vicén (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 4 March 2014.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
196
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
154
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
44% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
47.00
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Marta Rosique i Saltor (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
73
Oldest member
Agustín Javier Zamarrón Moreno (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
143 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
207 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
198 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
152 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0 See historical data for this field.
21-30
12 See historical data for this field.
31-40
68 See historical data for this field.
41-45
63 See historical data for this field.
46-50
61 See historical data for this field.
51-60
108 See historical data for this field.
61-70
36 See historical data for this field.
71-80
2 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 12 68 63 61 108 36 2 0 0
Total <= 45: 143 Total >= 46: 207
Male 0 6 38 36 29 62 25 2 0 0 198
Female 0 6 30 27 32 46 11 0 0 0 152
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger3.43%1.71%1.71%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger22.86%12.57%10.29%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger40.86%22.86%18%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Legislated candidate quotas. Candidate lists must have a balanced proportion of women and men, so that candidates of either sex make up at least 40% of total membership. Where the number of seats to be covered is less than five, the balance between women and men shall be as even as possible.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
196
Number of women elected
154
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.
44%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
154

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.
196
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.
154
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.
Meritxell Batet (Female)
Political party
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Date of election
03.12.2019
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1931
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
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
1931
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
1931