Vanuatu

Parliament

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Simeon Davidson Seoule (Male)
Year of birth
1970
Additional information
Elected on 15 June 2021, re-elected on 4 Nov. 2022.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Raymond Kalpeau Manuake (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 24 Aug. 2018 for a five-year term (i.e. until August 2023).

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
51
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
1
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
1.92% See historical data for this field.

Age

Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
64
Oldest member
Joe Natuman (Male)

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
52
Number of women elected
0
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.
0%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
0

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.
52
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.
0
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.
Gracia Shadrack (Male)
Political party
Leaders Party of Vanuatu (LPV)
Date of election
20.04.2020
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1980
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1975
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 the administration of the British-French Condominium, women were granted the right to vote in November 1975. This right was confirmed at independence.
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1980
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
the right to vote was granted in November 1975 and confirmed on 30 July 1980
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
1980
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Prior to independence, under the administration of the British-French Condominium, women were granted the right to vote and stand for election in November 1975. These rights were confirmed at independence.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1987