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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Gérard Larcher (Male)
Year of birth
1949
Additional information
Elected on 1 Oct. 2014, re-elected on 2 Oct. 2017 and 1 Oct. 2020.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Eric Tavernier (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
31 March 2020 -
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.
228
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
120
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
34.48% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
60.44
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Rémi Cardon (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
81
Oldest member
Jean-Marie Vanlerenberghe (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
25 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
323 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
228 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
120 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
1 See historical data for this field.
31-40
11 See historical data for this field.
41-45
13 See historical data for this field.
46-50
32 See historical data for this field.
51-60
115 See historical data for this field.
61-70
136 See historical data for this field.
71-80
39 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 1 11 13 32 115 136 39 1 0
Total <= 45: 25 Total >= 46: 323
Male 0 1 8 9 23 65 88 33 1 0 228
Female 0 0 3 4 9 50 48 6 0 0 120
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0.29%0.29%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger3.45%2.59%0.86%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger7.18%5.17%2.01%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Legislated Candidate Quota. The principle of equal access is enshrined in the Constitution. There should be alternation of male and female candidates. The difference between the number of candidates of each gender cannot be greater than 1.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
115
Number of women elected
57
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.
33.14%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Indirectly Elected
57

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.
232
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.
116
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)
Political party
The Republicans (LR)
Date of election
01.10.2020
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