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United Arab Emirates

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Federal National Council

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Amal Abdulla Al Qubaisi (Female)
Year of birth
1969
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Secretary general

Secretary general
Ahmed Shabib Al Dhaheri (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
9
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
22.5% 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
Noura ALKaabi (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
83
Oldest member
Sultan ALDhaheri (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
24
Total per sex
Total of male
31
Total of female
9
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
1
31-40
7
41-45
8
46-50
10
51-60
14
61-70
0
71-80
0
81-90
0
91 and over
0
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 1 7 8 10 14 0 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 16 Total >= 46: 24
Male 0 1 3 6 10 11 0 0 0 0 31
Female 0 0 4 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 9
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger2.5%2.5%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger20%10%10%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger40%25%15%

Reserved seats and quotas

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

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
31
Number of women elected
9
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.
22.5%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
One woman was elected while eight others were appointed by the rulers of the constituent states.
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Indirectly Elected
1
Women Appointed
8

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.
31
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.
9
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.
Amal Abdulla Al Qubaisi (Female)
Date of election
18.11.2015
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1971
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
2005
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
First ever legislative elections held, for half the seats in the Federal National Council, voted by an electoral college which included women.
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
2005
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
First ever legislative elections held, for half the seats in the Federal National Council, voted by an electoral college which included women.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
2006