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Chamber of DeputiesSenate

Chamber of Deputies

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Raúl Soto (Male)
Year of birth
1987
Additional information
Elected on 11 March 2022.
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Miguel Landeros Perkic (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
100
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
55
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
35.48% 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
Camila Rojas Valderrama (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
79
Oldest member
Jaime Tohá (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Voluntary political party quotas.
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".
1,256

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
100
Number of women elected
55
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.
35.48%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
55

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.
100
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.
55
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.
Raúl Soto (Male)
Political party
Party for Democracy (PPD)
Date of election
11.03.2022
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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