Switzerland

Data on youth

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Speaker

Year of birth
1952
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Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature.

 

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
54.07
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Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
8 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
38 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
34 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
12 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
6 See historical data for this field.
41-45
2
46-50
3 See historical data for this field.
51-60
25 See historical data for this field.
61-70
10 See historical data for this field.
71-80
0
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 0 6 2 3 25 10 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 8 Total >= 46: 38
Male 0 0 3 2 2 19 8 0 0 0 34
Female 0 0 3 0 1 6 2 0 0 0 12
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 younger13.04%6.52%6.52%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger17.39%10.87%6.52%

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.
Notes
Members of the Council of States are elected in accordance with cantonal law.
The minimum age for voting in the canton of Glarus is 16, instead of 18 in the other cantons.
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Minimum age for voting in parliamentary elections What is the minimum age for voting in parliamentary elections?