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Eswatini

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Senat

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse of Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Lindiwe Dlamini (Female)
Additional information
Elected on 23 Oct. 2018.
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Ndvuna S. Dlamini (Male)
Secretary General
Bhukumusa Cusana Shongwe (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
7
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
23.33% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Sen. Khanyisile Malambe (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
85
Oldest member
Prince Mahlaba Dlamini (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

Number of reserved seats, by group
Women
10
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
At least half of the 10 senators elected by members of the chamber shall be female. At least eight of the twenty Senators appointed by the King should be female. (Constitution 2005, Art. 94, par 2, 3)
Elections > Election results

Results

Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Appointed
7

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.
23
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.
7
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.
Lindiwe Dlamini (Female)
Date of election
23.10.2018
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1968
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1968
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
1968
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
1972
Notes