Turkmenistan

AssemblyPeople’s Council

People’s Council

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov (Male)
Year of birth
1957
Additional information
Elected on 14 Apr. 2021.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
42
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
14
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
25% See historical data for this field.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
35
Number of women elected
13
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.
27.08%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Indirectly Elected
13
Women Appointed
1

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.
42
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.
14
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.
Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov (Male)
Date of election
14.04.2021
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1991
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1927
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 Soviet administration, women were granted the right to vote in 1927. This right was confirmed at independence.
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
1991
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 Soviet administration, women were granted the right to vote and stand for election in 1927. These rights were confirmed at independence.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1990
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.
2006