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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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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".
687
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
121
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
17.61%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
121
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
17.61%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
566
Number of women elected
121
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.
17.61%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
121

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.
566
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.
121
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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