Dominican Republic

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Eduardo Estrella (Male)
Year of birth
1953
Additional information
Elected on 16 Aug. 2020.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Mercedes Camarena Abreu (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
30 Aug. 2012 -

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
28
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
4
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
12.5% See historical data for this field.

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
28
Number of women elected
4
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.
12.5%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
4

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.
28
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.
4
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.
Eduardo Estrella (Male)
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