National Assembly

Historical data on women

Data on women’s right to vote and to stand for election, the date at which the first woman entered parliament, and female Heads of State or Government

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Prior to independence, Article 10 of the 1956 framework law gave the right to vote for the territorial assemblies to both sexes over 21. Universal suffrage was first exercised in the 1957 elections. Universal suffrage was confirmed at independence.
Women’s right to stand for election
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament