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Comoros

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Assembly of the Union

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Abdou Ousseni (Male)

Secretary general

Secretary general
Said Mohamed Ali Said (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
28 Sep. 2016 -

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
2
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
6.06% See historical data for this field.

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".
203
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
5
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
2.46%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
5
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
2.46%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
32
Number of women elected
1
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.
4.17%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
The distribution of seats above refers to the 24 directly elected seats. The distribution of seats according to sex refers to the full 33-member house (including nine indirectly elected members). One woman was directly elected; no women were indirectly elected.
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
1

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.
32
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.
1
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.
Abdou Ousseni (Male)
Political party
Union for the Development of the Comoros (UPDC)
Date of election
04.04.2015
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1975
Women’s right to vote
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 French administration, women were granted the right to vote under the Loi-cadre Deferre, adopted on 23 June 1956.
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1956
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1993