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El Salvador

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Legislative Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Norman Noel Quijano Gonzalez (Male)
Year of birth
1946

Secretary general

Secretary general
Noel Orellana (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 4 Sep. 2014.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
26
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
30.95% See historical data for this field.

Age

Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
32
Youngest member
René Gustavo Escalante Zelaya (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
75
Oldest member
José Rafael Machuca (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Yes
Notes
Legislated candidate quotas. Political parties must include in their candidate lists for elections to the Legislative Assembly at least 30% women candidates.
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".
1,164
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
237
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
20.36%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
237
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
20.36%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
58
Number of women elected
26
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.
30.95%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
26

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.
58
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.
26
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.
Norman Noel Quijano Gonzalez (Male)
Political party
National Republican Alliance (ARENA)
Date of election
01.05.2018
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
1939
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
1961
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
1961
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Grupo Parlamentario de Mujeres de la Asamblea Legislativa
Date of creation
01.2009
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
No
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No