Dominican Republic

Chamber of DeputiesSenate

Chamber of Deputies

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Alfredo Pacheco (Male)
Year of birth
1959
Additional information
Elected on 16 Aug. 2020.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Ruth Helen Paniagua (Female)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
137
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
53
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
27.89% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
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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)

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 > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

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