Albania

Parliament

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Gramoz Ruçi (Male)
Year of birth
1951

Secretary general

Secretary General
Genci Gjonçaj (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
16 Oct. 2017 -

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
86
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
36
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
29.51% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
49.74
See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Reme Korab Lala (Female)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
38 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
84 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
86 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
36 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
5 See historical data for this field.
31-40
17 See historical data for this field.
41-45
16 See historical data for this field.
46-50
14 See historical data for this field.
51-60
34 See historical data for this field.
61-70
34 See historical data for this field.
71-80
2 See historical data for this field.
81-90
0
91 and over
0
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 5 17 16 14 34 34 2 0 0
Total <= 45: 38 Total >= 46: 84
Male 0 1 14 5 11 26 27 2 0 0 86
Female 0 4 3 11 3 8 7 0 0 0 36
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger4.1%0.82%3.28%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger18.03%12.3%5.74%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger31.15%16.39%14.75%

Reserved seats and quotas

Number of reserved seats, by group
Women
29
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
For each electoral zone, at least thirty per cent of the multi-name list and one of the first three names on the multi-name list shall belong to each gender.
Elections > Election results

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
2,666
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
1,073
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
40.25%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
1073
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
40.25%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
101
Number of women elected
39
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.
27.86%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
39

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.
101
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.
39
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.
Gramoz Ruçi (Male)
Political party
Socialist Party of Albania (PS)
Date of election
09.09.2017
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
1920
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
ABJ! 1920 refers to the LUSHNJE Constitution in reply of 1995 and the formation of the first Republic of Albania. 1944 corresponds an important law on the Electoral System
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
1920
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
According to parliament reply from 1995, Albania created a parliament in 1920 and gave women the right to vote and stand for election; however see Suffrage
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1945

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Alliance of Women MPs
(January 2013)
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
Notes
The women’s caucus in the Albanian parliament was first established in 1995 and was renewed in 2008 with the support of the OSCE Presence in Albania. The caucus contributed to the passing of the 2008 Gender Equality Law and the inclusion of a gender quota in the Electoral Code, which stipulates that for each electoral zone, at least thirty per cent of the parties’ lists should contain names of both men and women.

2019 Report in Albanian: https://www.parlament.al/Files/sKuvendi/Raport%20vjetor%20i%20AGD.pdf

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
• Increase the participation of women in the Assembly of the Republic of Albania and in local government minimally by 40% within 10 years
• Achieve the same level of employment for women in government institutions in all leadership positions
• Protecting the dignity of women, eradicating domestic violence and gender-based violence against women and girls
• Achieving the goal of economic empowerment of women in urban and rural areas by helping especially women heads of households and mothers in need
• Aiming at a greater participation of women in cultural, artistic, media, and science in Albania
• Propose new actions and legal initiatives for the implementation of gender quotas and ensuring gender equality in Albania
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
Yes

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