Brazil

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Federal Senate

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theChamber of Deputies

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
David Samuel Alcolumbre Tobelem (Male)
Year of birth
1977
Additional information
Elected on 2 Feb. 2019.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Luiz Fernando Bandeira de Mello Filho (Male)
Secretary General
Ilana Trombka (Female)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
70
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
11
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
13.58% 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
Irajá Abreu (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
85
Oldest member
José Maranhão (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
6 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
75 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
68 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
13 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
2 See historical data for this field.
41-45
4 See historical data for this field.
46-50
7 See historical data for this field.
51-60
36
61-70
17 See historical data for this field.
71-80
14 See historical data for this field.
81-90
1 See historical data for this field.
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 4 7 36 17 14 1 0
Total <= 45: 6 Total >= 46: 75
Male 0 0 2 3 6 31 13 12 1 0 68
Female 0 0 0 1 1 5 4 2 0 0 13
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 younger2.47%2.47%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger7.41%6.17%1.23%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Legislated candidate quotas. Electoral law guarantees that lists contain a minimum of 30% of candidates of each sex.
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".
358
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
63
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
17.6%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
63
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
17.6%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
47
Number of women elected
7
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.
12.96%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
7

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.
69
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.
12
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.
Davi Alcolumbre (Male)
Political party
Democrats (DEM)
Date of election
02.02.2019
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
1932
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
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
1932
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
1933
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Bancada Femenina del Congreso Nacional Brasileño
Date of creation
01.1988
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
No
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
Issues dealt with by the caucus
- The Caucus introduced the following laws or practices: Maria da Penha Law on Domestic Violence; the Quota Act; the Ratification of CEDAW Protocol; the Act on reconstructive surgery for women with breast cancer; the implementation of a telephone assistance to victims of domestic violence; the creation of the Special Prosecutor for Women in the House, which receives and transfers to the competent bodies complaints and concerns of people regarding discussion and approval of bills, draft amendment to the Constitution and public policy discussion.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No