Gambia (The)

National Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Fabakary Tombong Jatta (Male)
Year of birth
1952
Additional information
Elected on 14 April 2022.
See historical data for this field.

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
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
53
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
5
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
8.62% 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)

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Election results

Results

Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
0
Women Indirectly Elected
0
Women Appointed
0
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1965
Women’s right to vote
Women’s 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
Women's 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
First woman speaker
Year of first woman speaker Date at which, for the first time in the country's parliamentary history, a woman became Presiding Officer of Parliament or of one of its Houses.
2006