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House of Representatives

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Hanafy Ali El Gibaly (Male)
Year of birth
1949
Additional information
Elected on 12 Jan. 2021.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Ahmed Manna (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 17 Jan. 2021.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
428
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
164
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
27.7% 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
Fatma Ahmed Mohsen Mubarak (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
82
Oldest member
Farida Ahmed Taher Malak (Female)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
195 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
397 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
428 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
164 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
14 See historical data for this field.
31-40
110 See historical data for this field.
41-45
71 See historical data for this field.
46-50
81 See historical data for this field.
51-60
193 See historical data for this field.
61-70
102 See historical data for this field.
71-80
18 See historical data for this field.
81-90
3 See historical data for this field.
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 14 110 71 81 193 102 18 3 0
Total <= 45: 195 Total >= 46: 397
Male 0 3 72 51 60 147 80 14 1 0 428
Female 0 11 38 20 21 46 22 4 2 0 164
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger2.36%0.51%1.86%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger20.95%12.67%8.28%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger32.94%21.28%11.66%

Reserved seats and quotas

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

Candidates

Notes
Over 4,000 candidates for the 284 seats filled under the majority system, and over 1,100 for the 284 seats filled under the proportional representation system.

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
417
Number of women elected
148
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.
26.06%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
In July 2021, Parliament corrected the number of members as at January 2021 as follows.&#13;
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Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex as at 17 January 2021: &#13;
As at 17 January 2021, there were a total of 593 (not 591) members of whom 162 were women;&#13;
- 148 women directly elected out of 565 (not 564) directly elected members with three vacancies*;&#13;
- 14 women appointed by the President out of 28 (not 27) members.&#13;
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* Election was not held in one constituency and two male members had passed away before January 2021.&#13;
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Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex as at 11 July 2021: &#13;
- Two women (one from the New Wafd Party the other from the Homeland Defenders Party) filled the vacancies of the two directly elected seats in February and March 2021 bringing the total number of women to 164.&#13;
- As at 11 July 2021, there were 592 members of whom 164 were women.
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
148
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.
431
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.
162
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.
Hanafy Ali El Gebali (Male)
Date of election
12.01.2021
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Women’s right to vote
Women’s 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
Women’s 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
Women's 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