Cabo Verde

National Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Jorge Pedro Mauricio dos Santos (Male)
Year of birth
1962
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Marlene Brito Dias (Female)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
54
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
18
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
25% 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
Odailson Jorge da Luz Bandeira (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
65
Oldest member
Manuel Inocêncio Sousa (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
33 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
39 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
56 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
16 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
24 See historical data for this field.
41-45
9 See historical data for this field.
46-50
8
51-60
15 See historical data for this field.
61-70
16 See historical data for this field.
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 24 9 8 15 16 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 33 Total >= 46: 39
Male 0 0 20 6 6 8 16 0 0 0 56
Female 0 0 4 3 2 7 0 0 0 0 16
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 younger33.33%27.78%5.56%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger45.83%36.11%9.72%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
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".
551
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
73
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
13.25%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
73
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
13.25%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
57
Number of women elected
17
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.
23.61%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
17

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.
57
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.
17
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.
Jorge Santos (Male)
Political party
Movement for Democracy (MpD)
Date of election
20.04.2016
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1975
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1975
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
Prior to independence, under Portuguese administration, women voted for the first time on 15 April 1975. independence.Universal suffrage was extended to the local level in July1989.
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1989
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
Local
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
1975
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1989
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
Local
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1975

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Network of Women Parliamentarians of Cabo Verde (RMP-CV)
(January 2001)

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
-Since its creation, the Network of Women Parliamentarians of Cabo Verde has proved to be an instrument to strengthen full democracy, seeking to ensure more equal representation of both sexes in all public decision-making bodies. Proof of this are the legislative initiatives, parliamentary debates and advocacy exercised by the RMP-CV (both in the parliamentary context and with civil society).

-The goal of the RMP-CV is to continue to bring the voices of Cape Verdean women to the highest level of the governance process, in order to ensure equal access to political power, decision-making centers, and gender mainstreaming in legislation, planning and implementation of public policies.

- Since the Special Law on Gender Based Violence came into force in March 2011, the Network of Women Parliamentarians is overseeing compliance, including field visits in all municipalities in the country, noting on one hand, the changes that the law has caused in people’s behaviour and attitudes, but noting also important constraints in implementing the same.

- The Network also carried out a gender sensitive analysis of the state budget for 2015.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
Yes

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