National Assembly

Data on women


Basic information > About parliament


Mohamed Ali Houmed (Male)

Secretary general

Secretary General
Ismail Goulal Boudine (Male)


Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
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.


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.
Oldest member
Elmi Obsieh Waïs (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
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


Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
Women Indirectly Elected
Women Appointed
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or 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
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament