Brazil

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Rodrigo Otavio Soares Pacheco (Male)
Year of birth
1976
Additional information
Elected on 1 Feb. 2021.
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Gustavo Afonso Sabóia Vieira (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 7 April 2021.
Secretary General
Ilana Trombka (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 11 May 2015.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
71
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
10
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
12.35% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
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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)

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 > 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

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Women's Bench of the Senate
(January 1998)
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No