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Turkey

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Grand National Assembly of Turkey

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Mustafa Şentop (Male)
Year of birth
1968
Additional information
Elected on 24 Feb. 2019. The term of the Speaker is normally two years for the first Speaker. However, Mr. Mustafa Şentop, elected on 24 February 2019, will serve the remaining term of his predecessor, until July 2020. The term of the second Speaker continues until the end of the given legislative term.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary general
Mehmet Ali Kumbuzoglu (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 29 July 2016.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
104
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
17.45% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Muhammet Bilal MACIT (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
79
Oldest member
Oktay EKSI (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Voluntary political party quotas.
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".
4,200
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
904
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
21.52%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
904
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
21.52%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
496
Number of women elected
104
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
17.33%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
There were 104 women out of the full 600 members after the 2018 elections. Four male members resigned on 10 July to take up ministerial posts. These seats will remain vacant until the end of the current legislature. As at 15 August, there were 104 women out of 596 members.
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
104

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.
104
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.
496
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.
Binali Yildirim (Male)
Political party
Justice and Development Party (AKP)
Date of election
12.07.2018
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1930
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
Local
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1934
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
On 3 April 1930, women were granted the right to vote in local elections. in 1934 a new constitution was introduced that raised the general voting age (for men and women) from 18 to 22 years (according to "Die Wahl der Parlamente", Sternberger, Vogel, Nohlen)
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1934
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
On 3 April 1930, women were granted the right to vote and stand for election in local elections. in 1934 a new constitution was introduced that raised the general voting age (for men and women) from 18 to 22 years (according to "Die Wahl der Parlamente", Sternberger, Vogel, Nohlen)
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1939

Women Heads of State or Government

Woman Heads of State or Government
Not available
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