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Senate

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Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Darrell Bradley (Male)
Year of birth
1978
Additional information
Elected on 26 June 2019.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Eddie Webster (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 12 Apr. 2010.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
2
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
15.38% See historical data for this field.

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Election results

Results

Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Appointed
2

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.
11
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.
2
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.
Lee Mark Chang (Male)
Date of election
13.11.2015
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1981
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1954
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1981
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 British administration women were granted the right to vote on 25 March 1954. 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
1954
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
1984