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Cyprus

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House of Representatives

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Demetris Syllouris (Male)
Year of birth
1953

Secretary general

Secretary General
Socrates Socratous (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 15 June 2019.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
10
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
17.86% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Efthymios Diplaros (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
67
Oldest member
Nicos Koutsou (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
51
Total per sex
Total of male
49
Total of female
7
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
1
41-45
4
46-50
6
51-60
33
61-70
12
71-80
0
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 0 1 4 6 33 12 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 5 Total >= 46: 51
Male 0 0 1 4 5 29 10 0 0 0 49
Female 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 0 0 0 7
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger1.79%1.79%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger8.93%8.93%0%

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".
493
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
108
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
21.91%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
108
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
21.91%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
45
Number of women elected
11
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.
19.64%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
Initially, 11 women were elected in the 2016 elections. However, one of them, who is also a member of the European Parliament (EP), decided to keep her EP seat and was replaced by a male candidate of the same party. Consequently, the number of women decreased to 10 before the first session was held on 2 June.
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
11

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.
45
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.
11
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.
Demetris Syllouris (Male)
Political party
Democratic Rally (DISY)
Date of election
02.06.2016
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1960
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1960
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
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
1960
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
1963