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Djibouti

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National Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Mohamed Ali Houmed (Male)

Secretary general

Secretary General
Ismail Goulal Boudine (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
17
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
26.15% 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
Housseina Abdoulkader Ali (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
77
Oldest member
Elmi Obsieh Waïs (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
The proportion of either male or female candidates on the lists of candidates submitted by political parties and/or political party groupings must be 25 per cent of the number of seats to be filled. If not the list will be inadmissible. The quota of elected members of either sex to the National Assembly is fixed at not less than 25 per cent.
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".
112
Notes
Percentage of women candidates: About 25%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
50
Number of women elected
15
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.
23.08%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
Fifteen women were elected in February 2018. On 23 February, when the Cabinet was re-appointed, the total number of women parliamentarians totalled 17.
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
15

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.
50
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.
15
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.
Mohamed Ali Houmed (Male)
Political party
Union for the Presidential Majority (UMP)
Date of election
15.03.2018
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1977
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1946
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 on 27 October 1946 with foundation of the French Union, the 4th Republic and the attribution of the status of territoire d'outre-mer to Djibouti the same year. Following the "Loi Lamine Guèye" all citizens of the Union territories had the right to vote for the French Parliament. This right was confirmed at independence.
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
1986
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
2003