Equatorial Guinea

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
María Teresa Efua Asangono (Female)

Secretary general

Secretary General
Victorino Nka Obiang (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 30 Sep. 2013.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
60
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
12
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
16.67% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Reginaldo-Biyogo Ndong Anguesomo (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
86
Oldest member
Santiago Hinestrosa Beholi (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
5 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
66 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
60 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
11 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
0 See historical data for this field.
41-45
5 See historical data for this field.
46-50
2 See historical data for this field.
51-60
20 See historical data for this field.
61-70
27 See historical data for this field.
71-80
16 See historical data for this field.
81-90
1 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 0 0 5 2 20 27 16 1 0
Total <= 45: 5 Total >= 46: 66
Male 0 0 0 3 2 19 22 13 1 0 60
Female 0 0 0 2 0 1 5 3 0 0 11
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger7.04%4.23%2.82%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
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.
61
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.
11
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.
María Teresa Efua Asangono (Female)
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
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
(July 2020)
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
Yes
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
- Defend defenseless women in the face of society
- Convene awareness meetings
The caucus has a communication plan
Yes

Contact information for the Committee

Address
Excma. Sra. Eulalia Envo Bela
Equatorial Guinea
Phone
+240-222274649