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Georgia

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Parliament

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Irakli Kobakhidze (Male)
Year of birth
1978
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary general
Givi Mikanadze (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 1 March 2018.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
127
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
22
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
14.77% 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
Mariam Sajaia (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
87
Oldest member
Giorgi Ochiauri (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
93
Total per sex
Total of male
131
Total of female
17
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
4
31-40
26
41-45
25
46-50
27
51-60
45
61-70
16
71-80
5
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 4 26 25 27 45 16 5 0 0
Total <= 45: 55 Total >= 46: 93
Male 0 3 21 21 25 41 15 5 0 0 131
Female 0 1 5 4 2 4 1 0 0 0 17
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger2.7%2.03%0.68%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger20.27%16.22%4.05%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger37.16%30.41%6.76%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
The Organic Law on the Political Union of Citizens provides that a political party which has at least 30% of female members shall receive a 30% bonus over the State Budget finances designated for that party (State Budget pays bonus).
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".
816
Notes
Number of candidates: 816 candidates under the majority system (673 men, 143 women)
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
143
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
17.52%
Notes
Percentage of women candidates: 17.5% under the majority system and about 37% under the proportional representation system.
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
143
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
17.52%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
126
Number of women elected
24
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.
16%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
24

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.
126
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.
24
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.
Irakli Kobakhidze (Male)
Political party
Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia
Date of election
18.11.2016
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1991
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1918
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
Article 1 of the Law of 22 November 1918 regarding legislative elections, granting women the right to vote, was adopted by the National Council and Council of Ministers. The Constitution of 21 February 1921 confirmed this right in Article 46, under Soviet administration and confirmed again at independence, in 1991.
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1921
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Confirmed
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1918
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
1990

Women Heads of State or Government

Woman Heads of State or Government
Not available
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