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, 11 Aug. 2020, 5 Sep. 2021, 25 Sep. 2022 and on 1 Oct. 2023.
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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.
224
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
26
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
10.4% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
56.60
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Gerir Raisian (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
94
Oldest member
Abdul Aziz Al -Mulhem (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
205
Total per sex
Total of male
220
Total of female
28
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
3
31-40
14
41-45
26
46-50
29
51-60
81
61-70
82
71-80
12
81-90
0
91 and over
1
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 14 26 29 81 82 12 0 1
Total <= 45: 43 Total >= 46: 205
Male 0 2 12 20 27 70 76 12 0 1 220
Female 0 1 2 6 2 11 6 0 0 0 28
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger1.21%0.81%0.4%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger6.85%5.65%1.21%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger17.34%13.71%3.63%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
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
First woman speaker
Year of first woman speaker Date at which, for the first time in the country's parliamentary history, a woman became Presiding Officer of Parliament or of one of its Houses.
2016