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Egypt

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House of Representatives

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Ali Abdel Aal Sayed Ahmed (Male)

Secretary general

Secretary general
Ahmed Saad Eldin Muhamed (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
89
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
14.93% 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
Hassan Hassanein (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
79
Oldest member
Dr. Bahaa Ahu Shaka (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Only pertaining to the 2015 elections, each list for which 15 seats were allocated should have included at least 7 women and each list which 45 seats were allocated should have included at least 21 women. It is unclear if this will be the case in future elections
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".
5,420
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
308
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
5.68%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
308
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
5.68%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
507
Number of women elected
89
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.
15.67%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
Seventy-five women were directly elected and 14 others were appointed by the President.
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
75
Women Appointed
14

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.
507
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.
89
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.
Ali Abd Elall Sayed Ahmed (Male)
Political party
In Love of Egypt (Fi Hob Misr)
Date of election
10.01.2016
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1956
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Until 1979, men were automatically put on the electoral list, while women were only included on demand
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1979
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1956
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
1957