Chile

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Álvaro Elizalde (Male)
Year of birth
1969
Additional information
Elected on 11 March 2022.
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Raúl Guzmán Uribe (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
38
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
12
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
24% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
56.68
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Marcela Sabat Fernández (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
81
Oldest member
Jorge Soria Quiroga (Male)

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