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France

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Senate

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theNational Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Gérard Larcher (Male)
Year of birth
1949

Secretary general

Secretary General
Jean-Louis Schroedt-Girard (Male)
Secretary General
Marianne Bay (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 7 Nov. 2018.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
236
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
112
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
32.18% 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
Cécile Cukierman (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
89
Oldest member
Paul Vergès (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
333
Total per sex
Total of male
264
Total of female
80
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
3
41-45
8
46-50
12
51-60
70
61-70
167
71-80
77
81-90
7
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 3 8 12 70 167 77 7 0
Total <= 45: 11 Total >= 46: 333
Male 0 0 2 2 10 44 131 69 6 0 264
Female 0 0 1 6 2 26 36 8 1 0 80
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 younger0.87%0.58%0.29%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger3.2%1.16%2.03%

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 > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
114
Number of women elected
56
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
32.94%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
After the renewal of the Senate, there were 102 women out of the full 348 senators.
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Indirectly Elected
56

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.
246
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.
102
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.
Gérard Larcher (Male)
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
Notes