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Germany

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German Bundestag

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theFederal Council

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Wolfgang Schäuble (Male)
Year of birth
1942

Secretary general

Secretary General
Horst Risse (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
1 Jan. 2013 -

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
490
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
219
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
30.89% 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
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
447
Total per sex
Total of male
402
Total of female
229
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
16
31-40
95
41-45
73
46-50
105
51-60
227
61-70
106
71-80
9
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 16 95 73 105 227 106 9 0 0
Total <= 45: 184 Total >= 46: 447
Male 0 11 61 54 66 131 71 8 0 0 402
Female 0 5 34 19 39 96 35 1 0 0 229
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger2.54%1.74%0.79%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger17.59%11.41%6.18%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger29.16%19.97%9.19%

Reserved seats and quotas

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