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Togo

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National Assembly

Historical data on women

Data on women’s right to vote and to stand for election, the date at which the first woman entered parliament, and female Heads of State or Government

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1960
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1960
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Prior to independence, under French administration, women were granted the right to vote to the French parliament in 1945 and to the local legislative assembly in 1956 by the Loi-cadre Deferre. This right was confirmed at independence. (Women participated in the first legislative elections on 1946 after Togo's application for suffrage was completed and the French decree of 22 August 1945 was entered into force)
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1960
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Prior to independence, under French administration, women were granted the right to vote and stand for election to the French parliament in 1945 and to the local legislative assembly in 1956 by the Loi-cadre Deferre. These rights were confirmed at independence. (Women participated in the first legislative elections on 1946 after Togo's application for suffrage was completed and the French decree of 22 August 1945 was entered into force)
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1961