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Chamber of Deputies

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Diego Paulsen Kehr (Male)
Year of birth
1987
Additional information
Elected on 7 April 2020.
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Miguel Landeros Perkic (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
22.58% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
49.70
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Camila Rojas Valderrama (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
79
Oldest member
Jaime Tohá (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
64 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
91 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
120 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
35 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
13 See historical data for this field.
31-40
28 See historical data for this field.
41-45
23 See historical data for this field.
46-50
22 See historical data for this field.
51-60
35 See historical data for this field.
61-70
23 See historical data for this field.
71-80
11 See historical data for this field.
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 13 28 23 22 35 23 11 0 0
Total <= 45: 64 Total >= 46: 91
Male 0 6 22 17 15 29 21 10 0 0 120
Female 0 7 6 6 7 6 2 1 0 0 35
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger8.39%3.87%4.52%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger26.45%18.06%8.39%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger41.29%29.03%12.26%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Voluntary political party quotas.
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
1931
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
Local
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1949
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
Women were given the right to vote in local elections on 30 May 1931.
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
1931
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
Local
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
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
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1951
First woman speaker
Year of first woman speaker Date at which, for the first time in the country's parliamentary history, a woman became Presiding Officer of Parliament or of one of its Houses.
2002

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Women's Caucus
Formal or informal
Informal
The caucus is open to male MPs
Yes
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
No

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
Gender equality
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No

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