Syrian Arab Republic

People's Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Hammouda Sabbagh (Male)
Year of birth
1959
Additional information
Elected on 28 Sep. 2018, re-elected on 6 June 2018, 9 June 2019. and 11 Aug. 2020.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Nael Trisi (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
222
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
28
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
11.2% See historical data for this field.

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Election results

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
1,656
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
200
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
12.08%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
200
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
12.08%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
222
Number of women elected
28
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
28

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.
222
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.
28
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.
Hammouda Sabbagh (Male)
Political party
Baath Arab Party
Date of election
11.08.2020
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1946
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1949
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Detail of restrictions Suffrage: Restrictions detail
Women having reached the educational level of the 6th primary class
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1953
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
1953
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
1973