United Arab Emirates

Federal National Council

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Saqr Ghobash (Male)
Year of birth
1952
Additional information
Elected on 14 Nov. 2019.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Omar Abulrahman Salem Al Nuaimi (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 9 Dec. 2019.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
20
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
20
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
50% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
48.50
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Hend AlAleeli (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
67
Oldest member
Saqr Ghobash (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
20 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
20 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
1
31-40
9 See historical data for this field.
41-45
6 See historical data for this field.
46-50
4 See historical data for this field.
51-60
16 See historical data for this field.
61-70
4 See historical data for this field.
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 9 6 4 16 4 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 16 Total >= 46: 24
Male 0 0 2 2 2 10 4 0 0 0 20
Female 0 1 7 4 2 6 0 0 0 0 20
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger2.5%0%2.5%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger25%5%20%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger40%10%30%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Women have a 50% quota in the parliament.
Elections > Election results

Results

Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
0
Women Indirectly Elected
0
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1971
Women’s right to vote
Women’s 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
Women's 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
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.
2015