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Democratic People's Republic of Korea

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Supreme People's Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Thae Song Pak (Male)
Additional information
Elected on 11 April 2019.
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Secretary general

Secretary general
Yong Guk Jong (Female)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
566
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
121
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
17.61% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Myong Chun O (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
95
Oldest member
Sun Hui HWANG (Female)
Elections > Election results

New legislature

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.
Pak Thae Song (Male)
Political party
Workers' Party of Korea
Date of election
11.04.2019
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1948
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1948
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 sovereignty, under Allied administration, Women's suffrage was granted in the Law on Equality of the Sexes, adpoted on 30 July 1946
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1946
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
1948

Women Heads of State or Government

Woman Heads of State or Government
Not available
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