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Yemen

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House of Representatives

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theConsultative Council

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Yahya Ali AL-Raee (Male)

Secretary general

Secretary General
Abdulla Ahmed Sofan (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
300
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
1
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
0.33% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Sohaib AL-Sofi (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
85
Oldest member
Abdulmalik AL-Wazeer (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1967
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1967
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Prior to the unification, women were granted the right to vote in 1967 in the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen and 1970 in the Arab Republic of Yemen, that became indepedent in the respective years. This right was confirmed at unification.
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1970
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Prior to the unification, women were granted the right to vote in 1967 in the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen and 1970 in the Arab Republic of Yemen, that became indepedent in the respective years. This right was confirmed at unification.
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1990
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 the unification, women were granted the right to vote in 1967 in the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen and 1970 in the Arab Republic of Yemen, that became indepedent in 1967 and 1918 respectively. This right was confirmed at unification.
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
1990
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
Prior to the unification, women were granted the right to vote and stand for election in 1967 in the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen and 1970 in the Arab Republic of Yemen, that became indepedent in 1967 and 1918 respectively. These rights were confirmed at unification.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1990