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Bhutan

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National Council

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theNational Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Tashi Dorji (Male)
Year of birth
1981

Secretary general

Secretary General
Chencho Tshering (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 14 July 2016.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
4
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
16% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
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
Sonam Wangchuk (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
49
Oldest member
Rinzin Dorji (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
4
Total per sex
Total of male
21
Total of female
1
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
2
31-40
10
41-45
6
46-50
4
51-60
0
61-70
0
71-80
0
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 2 10 6 4 0 0 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 18 Total >= 46: 4
Male 0 2 10 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 21
Female 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger9.09%9.09%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger54.55%54.55%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger81.82%77.27%4.55%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Election results

Results

Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
4
Women Indirectly Elected
0
Women Appointed
0
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
1953
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Detail of restrictions Suffrage: Restrictions detail
Only 1 vote per household
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
2008
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
The new constitution, adopted by Parliament on 21 July 2008 provides for universal suffrage
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
1953
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
1980