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Spain

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Congress of Deputies

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Meritxell Batet (Female)
Year of birth
1973
Additional information
Elected on 21 May 2019.
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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
Not available
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Women
Not available
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Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
47.00
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
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
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
258
Total per sex
Total of male
209
Total of female
140
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
3
31-40
46
41-45
42
46-50
52
51-60
136
61-70
66
71-80
4
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 3 46 42 52 136 66 4 0 0
Total <= 45: 91 Total >= 46: 258
Male 0 2 23 15 30 91 45 3 0 0 209
Female 0 1 23 27 22 45 21 1 0 0 140
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0.86%0.57%0.29%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger14.04%7.16%6.88%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger26.07%11.46%14.61%

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 > 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