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Uruguay

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House of Representatives

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Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Jorge Gandini  (Male)
Year of birth
1966

Secretary general

Secretary general
Virginia Ortiz (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Elected on 3 March 2015 for the 48th Legislature (2015 - 2020).

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
77
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
22
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
22.22% See historical data for this field.

Age

Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
30
Youngest member
Daniel Caggiani Gómez (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
79
Oldest member
Doreen Javier Ibarra Ferreira (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
27 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
72 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
82 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
17 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0 See historical data for this field.
21-30
3 See historical data for this field.
31-40
18 See historical data for this field.
41-45
6 See historical data for this field.
46-50
17 See historical data for this field.
51-60
34 See historical data for this field.
61-70
18 See historical data for this field.
71-80
3 See historical data for this field.
81-90
0 See historical data for this field.
91 and over
0 See historical data for this field.
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 3 18 6 17 34 18 3 0 0
Total <= 45: 27 Total >= 46: 72
Male 0 1 16 6 16 25 15 3 0 0 82
Female 0 2 2 0 1 9 3 0 0 0 17
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger3.03%1.01%2.02%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger21.21%17.17%4.04%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger27.27%23.23%4.04%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Yes
Notes
Legislated candidate quotas. Candidates of both sexes must be represented in every three places on electoral lists, either throughout the entire list or in the first fifteen places. Where only two seats are contested, one of the two candidates must be a woman
Elections > Election results

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.
83
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.
16
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.
Alejandro Sanchez (Male)
Political party
Broad Front (FA)
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
1932
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1932
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
1942
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Bancada Bicameral Feminina
Date of creation
01.2000
Formal or informal
Informal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
No
Notes
Open to all female titular members and substitute members of the Parliament
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
No
Issues dealt with by the caucus
- The legislators have prioritized the following themes for the current period: National Integrated Care System, National Budget, Violence, and Political Participation. - Yes - The biggest success has been the approval of a law against domestic violence - legislators worked to educate the men to pass this law (there were only 10% of women in parliament when this law was passed).
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No