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Finland

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Parliament

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Matti Vanhanen (Male)
Year of birth
1955
Additional information
Elected on 7 June 2019.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Maija-Leena Paavola (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
1 Jan. 2016 -

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
106
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
94
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
47% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Ilmari Nurminen (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
74
Oldest member
Pertti Salolainen (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
88 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
112 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
117 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
83 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
20 See historical data for this field.
31-40
52 See historical data for this field.
41-45
16
46-50
34 See historical data for this field.
51-60
53 See historical data for this field.
61-70
22 See historical data for this field.
71-80
3 See historical data for this field.
81-90
0 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 20 52 16 34 53 22 3 0 0
Total <= 45: 88 Total >= 46: 112
Male 0 12 23 10 15 36 19 2 0 0 117
Female 0 8 29 6 19 17 3 1 0 0 83
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger10%6%4%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger36%17.5%18.5%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger44%22.5%21.5%

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".
2,468
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
1,036
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
41.98%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
1036
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
41.98%

Results

Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
94

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.
106
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.
94
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.
Matti Vanhanen (Male)
Political party
Center Party (KESK)
Date of election
07.06.2019
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1917
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1907
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Network of Women in Finland's Parliament
Date of creation
01.1991
Formal or informal
Informal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
No
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
No
Issues dealt with by the caucus
- Legislation on ending violence against women, gender-responsive budgeting, equality in the workplace - Social security issues (for example, poverty in single parent families), parental leave issues, health care, etc.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No