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Yemen

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Consultative Council

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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
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