Timor-Leste

National Parliament

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Aniceto Longuinhos Guterres Lopes (Male)
Year of birth
1967
Additional information
Elected on 19 May 2020.
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Cedeliza Faria dos Santos (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 13 Sep. 2019.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
40
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
25
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
38.46% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
40.44
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Nélia Soares Menezes (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
75
Oldest member
Cornélio Gama (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
On electoral lists, one out of every group of three candidates must be a woman, otherwise the list will be rejected.
Elections > Election results

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.
43
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.
22
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.
Arão Noé Amaral (Male)
Political party
National Congress for the Reconstruction of Timor-Leste (CNRT)
Date of election
13.06.2018
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
2002
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
2001

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Women's Parliamentary Group of East Timor (GMPTL)
(January 2006)
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
Notes
1. Resolution of National Parliament of Timor-Leste No.06/2006 approving statute of the Women's Parliamentary Group of East Timor (GMPTL);
2. Resolution of National Parliament of Timor-Leste No.16/2007 approving establishment of the Women's Parliamentary Group of East Timor (GMPTL)

There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
Laws against Domestic Violence
Law on the General Election which incorporates affirmative measures, and other related issues
Amendments to the Law on Health to reduce maternal mortality, address breastfeeding issues
Child care centers in all government institutions
HIV/AIDS
Women’s empowerment in social issue and other related issues


The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
No

Contact information for the Committee

Address
Secretariat for Women's Parliamentary Group of East Timor (GMPTL)
Rua de Formosa
Dili
Timor-Leste