Equatorial Guinea

Chamber of DeputiesSenate

Chamber of Deputies

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
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
79
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
21
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
21% See historical data for this field.

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1968
Women’s right to vote
Women’s 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
Women's 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

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Network of Women Parliamentarians of Equatorial Guinea