Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

National Assembly

Data on women

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Speaker

Speaker
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Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women
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Age

Average age of all members
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Robert Serra (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
77
Oldest member
Fernando Soto Rojas (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
The list of both titular and substitute candidates under both systems (majority and proportional representation) must meet a 50-per cent quota with a zebra-system (alternation between men and women). In cases where a party cannot ensure parity, the proportion of its candidates of either sex cannot be lower than 40% or higher than 60% (article 3, resolución Nº 150625-147 del Consejo Nacional Electoral).
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1946
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
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
1946
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
1948
Notes
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.
1998