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Bosnia and Herzegovina

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House of Peoples

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse of Representatives

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Bakir Izetbegović (Male)
Year of birth
1956
Additional information
The Collegium of the House of Peoples, elected on 28 February 2019, consists of the Speaker (Mr. Bakir Izetbegović), the First Deputy Speaker (Mr. Dragan Čović) and the Second Deputy Speaker (Mr. Nikola Špirić). During the legislature, the presidency rotates every eight months among the country's three main ethnic groups as follow. - Mr. Bakir Izetbegović (Bosniac): From 28 February 27 October 2019; and from 28 February to 27 October 2021. - Mr. Dragan Čović (Croat): From 28 October 2019 to 27 June 2020; and from 28 October 2021 to 27 June 2022. - Mr. Nikola Špirić (Serb): From 28 June 2020 to 27 February 2021; and from 28 June 2022 until the election of his successor by the newly elected legislature.
Speaker
Dragan Čović (Male)
Year of birth
1956
Speaker
Nikola Špirić (Male)
Year of birth
1956
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Gordana Živković (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 12 March 2019.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
12
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
3
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
20% 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.
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
13
Total per sex
Total of male
13
Total of female
2
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
2
41-45
0
46-50
0
51-60
11
61-70
2
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 0 2 0 0 11 2 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 2 Total >= 46: 13
Male 0 0 2 0 0 9 2 0 0 0 13
Female 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger13.33%13.33%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger13.33%13.33%0%

Reserved seats and quotas

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

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
12
Number of women elected
3
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.
20%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Appointed
3

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.
12
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.
3
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.
Bakir Izetbegović (Male)
Date of election
28.02.2019
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Dragan Čović (Male)
Date of election
28.02.2019
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Nikola Špirić (Male)
Date of election
28.02.2019
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1992
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1949
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
1949 - parliament reply. 1946 - Part of Yugoslavia
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
1949
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
1990