Argentina

Chamber of DeputiesSenate

Chamber of Deputies

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Martín Menem (Male)
Year of birth
1975
Additional information
Elected on 10 Dec. 2023.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Tomas Figueroa (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Dec. 2023 -

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
148
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
109
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
42.41% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
51.65
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Rocío Bonacci (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
83
Oldest member
Carlos Heller (Male)
Members for whom no data is available IPU does not contain age and gender data for all chambers of parliament.
3
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
83 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
171 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
149 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
105 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0 See historical data for this field.
21-30
6 See historical data for this field.
31-40
38 See historical data for this field.
41-45
39 See historical data for this field.
46-50
47 See historical data for this field.
51-60
68 See historical data for this field.
61-70
45 See historical data for this field.
71-80
9 See historical data for this field.
81-90
2 See historical data for this field.
91 and over
0 See historical data for this field.
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 6 38 39 47 68 45 9 2 0
Total <= 45: 83 Total >= 46: 171
Male 0 1 18 14 27 46 34 7 2 0 149
Female 0 5 20 25 20 22 11 2 0 0 105
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger2.36%0.39%1.97%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger17.32%7.48%9.84%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger32.68%12.99%19.69%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
The Gender Parity in Political Representation Act (Ley 27.412) stipulates what is known as a zebra system for the lists of candidates to the Chamber of Deputies, the Senate and the Mercosur Parliament. The lists must alternate between men and women candidates from start to finish for both titular and substitute candidates. Lists that do not comply with this requirement will not be validated.

The Organic Act on Political Parties (Ley 23.298) further stipulates that, in cases where the principle of gender parity is breached, political parties may lose their political and legal personality.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
81
Number of women elected
49
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.
37.69%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
49

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.
146
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.
111
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.
Martín Menem (Male)
Political party
Freedom Advances (LLA)
Date of election
10.12.2023
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
1947
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
In some provinces, women were given the right to vote and stand for election at an earlier date
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
1947
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
1951
Notes
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.
1973