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Equatorial Guinea

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Chamber of Deputies

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Gaudencio Mohaba Mesu (Male)

Secretary general

Secretary general
Bienvenido Ekua Esono (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Re-appointed on 17 Sep. 2013.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
20
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
20% See historical data for this field.

Age

Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
52
Total per sex
Total of male
76
Total of female
24
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
1
31-40
7
41-45
40
46-50
24
51-60
18
61-70
10
71-80
0
81-90
0
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 1 7 40 24 18 10 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 48 Total >= 46: 52
Male 0 1 7 33 20 7 8 0 0 0 76
Female 0 0 0 7 4 11 2 0 0 0 24
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger1%1%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger8%8%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger48%41%7%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
No
Elections > Election results

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.
80
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.
20
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.
Gaudencio Mohaba Mesu (Male)
Political party
Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE)
Date of election
12.01.2018
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1968
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1968
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Prior to independence, under Spanish administration, the Basic Law, adopted on 15 December 1963 introduced the right to vote for women as well as limited autonomy and self-government. This right was confirmed at independence.
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1963
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
1968
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Red de Mujeres Parlamentarias de Guinea Ecuatorial
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
No
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
No
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No