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Congress of DeputiesSenate

Congress of Deputies

Data on youth

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Year of birth
1971
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Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
51.50
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Ada Santana Ruiz (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
71
Oldest member
Cristina Narbona Ruiz (Female)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
97 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
253 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
195 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
155 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0 See historical data for this field.
21-30
7 See historical data for this field.
31-40
47 See historical data for this field.
41-45
43 See historical data for this field.
46-50
62 See historical data for this field.
51-60
141 See historical data for this field.
61-70
48 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 7 47 43 62 141 48 2 0 0
Total <= 45: 97 Total >= 46: 253
Male 0 4 24 23 36 79 27 2 0 0 195
Female 0 3 23 20 26 62 21 0 0 0 155
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger2%1.14%0.86%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger15.43%8%7.43%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger27.71%14.57%13.14%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.
Elections > Election system

Eligibility and voting

Minimum age of eligibility The minimum age to become a member of parliament, or to run in parliamentary elections, may be different for each chamber in bicameral parliaments. The age of eligibility is sometimes higher than the minimum age for voting.
Minimum age for voting in parliamentary elections What is the minimum age for voting in parliamentary elections?