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Brunei Darussalam

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Legislative Council

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Abdul Rahman (Male)
Year of birth
1942
Additional information
Speaker: Mr. Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Lela Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Rahman bin Dato Setia Haji Mohamed Taib
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary general
Haji Asar (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Secretary General: Mr. Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Jaya Dato Paduka Awang Haji Judin bin Haji Asar

Members

Current number of members, by sex
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.
9.09% See historical data for this field.

Age

Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Khairunnisa binti Awg Hj Ashari (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
78
Oldest member
Pehin Datu Imam Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Hamid bin Bakal (Male)

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
30
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.
9.09%

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.
30
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.
Abdul Rahman (Male)
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1983
Women’s right to vote
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Women’s right to stand for election
First woman in parliament
Notes
Never: As of 2008 Brunei does not have a parliament