France

National AssemblySenate

National Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Richard Ferrand (Male)
Year of birth
1962
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Michel Moreau (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 5 March 2016.
Secretary General
Bruno Vieillefosse (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 1 Jan. 2021.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
349
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
228
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
39.51% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Ludovic Pajot (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
79
Oldest member
Bernard Brochand (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
364
Total per sex
Total of male
351
Total of female
226
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
32
31-40
102
41-45
79
46-50
97
51-60
177
61-70
79
71-80
11
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 32 102 79 97 177 79 11 0 0
Total <= 45: 213 Total >= 46: 364
Male 0 22 49 45 64 109 52 10 0 0 351
Female 0 10 53 34 33 68 27 1 0 0 226
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger5.55%3.81%1.73%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger23.22%12.31%10.92%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger36.92%20.1%16.81%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
The principle of equal access is enshrined in the Constitution. Adjustment of public financial assistance to parties according to the electoral standing they accord to women. The law provides for alternation between male and female candidates on the electoral lists.
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1944
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
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
1944
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
1945
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