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.
488
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
221
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
31.17% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
49.40
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
Roman Müller-Böhm (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
77
Oldest member
Wilhelm Von Gottberg (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
165 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
544 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
486 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
223 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
3 See historical data for this field.
31-40
79 See historical data for this field.
41-45
83 See historical data for this field.
46-50
106 See historical data for this field.
51-60
248 See historical data for this field.
61-70
166 See historical data for this field.
71-80
24 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 3 79 83 106 248 166 24 0 0
Total <= 45: 165 Total >= 46: 544
Male 0 3 52 58 79 162 110 22 0 0 486
Female 0 0 27 25 27 86 56 2 0 0 223
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0.42%0.42%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger11.57%7.76%3.81%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger23.27%15.94%7.33%

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

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".
4,828
Notes
Number of seats at stake: 709, including 46 overhang seats (Überhangmandate) and 65 balance seats (Ausgleichsmandate).

Number of candidates: 4,828 : 1,674 candidates ran under both majority and proportional representation (PR ) systems. In addition, 2,269 candidates ran only under the PR and 885 others stood only for the majority system.
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
1,400
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
29%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
1400
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
29%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
491
Number of women elected
218
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.
30.75%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
218

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.
491
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.
218
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.
Wolfgang Schäuble (Male)
Political party
Christian Democratic Union (CDU)
Date of election
24.10.2017
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