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Gambia (The)

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National Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Mariam Jack Denton (Female)

Secretary general

Secretary general
Momodou A. Sise (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 1 June 2018.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
6
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
10.34% See historical data for this field.

Age

Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Omar Ceesay (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
76
Oldest member
Momodou L.K. Sannah (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
19
Total per sex
Total of male
26
Total of female
3
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
1
31-40
1
41-45
8
46-50
2
51-60
14
61-70
3
71-80
0
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 1 1 8 2 14 3 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 10 Total >= 46: 19
Male 0 1 1 8 2 11 3 0 0 0 26
Female 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger3.45%3.45%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger6.9%6.9%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger34.48%34.48%0%

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".
239
Notes
Number of seats at stake: 53. In addition, there are five members appointed by the President.
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
21
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
8.79%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
21
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
8.79%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
52
Number of women elected
6
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.
11.32%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
Three women were elected and three others were appointed, or a total of six women among 58 members.
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
3
Women Appointed
3

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.
52
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.
6
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.
Mariam Jack Denton (Female)
Date of election
11.04.2017
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1965
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1960
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 British administration, women were granted the right to vote in 1960, under British administration. This right was confirmed at independence.
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1960
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
1982