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Chamber of DeputiesSenate

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 The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
35
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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 > 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".
960
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
397
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
41.35%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
397
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
41.35%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
120
Number of women elected
35
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.
22.58%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
35

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.
120
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.
35
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.
Maya Fernández Allende (Female)
Political party
Socialist Party
Date of election
11.03.2017
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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