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Dominican Republic

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Chamber of Deputies

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Radhamés Camacho (Male)
Year of birth
1959
Additional information
Elected on 16 Aug. 2018, re-elected on 16 Aug. 2019.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Ruth Helen Paniagua (Female)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
51
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
26.84% 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
José Ignacio Paliza Nouel (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
84
Oldest member
Hugo Tolentino Dipp (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
156
Total per sex
Total of male
149
Total of female
37
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
16
41-45
14
46-50
25
51-60
102
61-70
28
71-80
1
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 16 14 25 102 28 1 0 0
Total <= 45: 30 Total >= 46: 156
Male 0 0 14 10 18 80 26 1 0 0 149
Female 0 0 2 4 7 22 2 0 0 0 37
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 younger8.6%7.53%1.08%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger16.13%12.9%3.23%

Reserved seats and quotas

Number of reserved seats, by group
Women
40
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
25% are reserved for women to be nominated to congressional or municipal posts.
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".
1,423
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
560
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
39.35%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
560
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
39.35%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
139
Number of women elected
51
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.
26.84%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
51

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.
139
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.
51
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.
Lucía Medina Sánchez (Female)
Political party
Dominican Liberation Party (PLD)
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1942
Notes