Germany

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Wolfgang Schäuble (Male)
Year of birth
1942

Secretary general

Secretary General
Lorenz Müller (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
1 August 2020 -

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
479
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
257
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
34.92% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
47.30
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
Emilia Fester (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
80
Oldest member
Dr. Alexander Gauland (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
309 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
427 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
479 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
257 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
65 See historical data for this field.
31-40
148 See historical data for this field.
41-45
96 See historical data for this field.
46-50
118 See historical data for this field.
51-60
223 See historical data for this field.
61-70
80 See historical data for this field.
71-80
6 See historical data for this field.
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 65 148 96 118 223 80 6 0 0
Total <= 45: 309 Total >= 46: 427
Male 0 40 79 62 86 147 59 6 0 0 479
Female 0 25 69 34 32 76 21 0 0 0 257
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger8.83%5.43%3.4%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger28.94%16.17%12.77%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger41.98%24.59%17.39%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Voluntary political party quotas.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
479
Number of women elected
257
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
257

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.
479
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.
257
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
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
First exercised right to vote in 1919
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
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
When the Nazis came to power, women lost the right to stand for office.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1919
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.
1972