Georgia

Parliament

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Kakha Kuchava (Male)
Year of birth
1979
Additional information
Elected on 27 April 2021.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Ketevan Kvinikadze (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 27 April 2021.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
119
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
31
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
20.67% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
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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)

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

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
119
Number of women elected
31
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.
20.67%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
31

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.
119
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.
31
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.
Archil Talakvadze (Male)
Political party
Georgian Dream
Date of election
11.12.2020
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1991
Women’s right to vote
Women’s 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.
Women’s 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
Women's 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
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.
2001