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Germany

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Federal Council

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theGerman Bundestag

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Dietmar Woidke (Male)
Year of birth
1961
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Ute Rettler (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
1 April 2015 -

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
42
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
27
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
39.13% See historical data for this field.

Age

Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
110
Total per sex
Total of male
108
Total of female
65
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
32
41-45
31
46-50
42
51-60
57
61-70
11
71-80
0
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 0 32 31 42 57 11 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 63 Total >= 46: 110
Male 0 0 17 22 26 37 6 0 0 0 108
Female 0 0 15 9 16 20 5 0 0 0 65
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger18.5%9.83%8.67%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger36.42%22.54%13.87%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
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