Egypt

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Abdel Wahab Abdel Razeq (Male)
Year of birth
1948
Additional information
Elected on 18 Oct. 2020.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Mahmoud Ismail Etman (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 18 Oct. 2020.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
260
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
40
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
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".
897
Notes
797 candidates, including 91 women, for the 100 seats to be filled under the majority system, and one list comprising 100 candidates (which was elected unopposed)

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
180
Number of women elected
20
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.
10%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
20
Women Appointed
20

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.
260
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.
40
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.
Abdel Wahab Abdel Razeq (Male)
Date of election
18.10.2020
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