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Argentina

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Senate

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theChamber of Deputies

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (Female)
Year of birth
1953
Additional information
Vice-President of the country
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Juan Pedro Tunessi (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
10 Dec. 2015 -

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women
Not available
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
60
Total per sex
Total of male
42
Total of female
30
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
2
41-45
10
46-50
20
51-60
25
61-70
12
71-80
2
81-90
1
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 2 10 20 25 12 2 1 0
Total <= 45: 12 Total >= 46: 60
Male 0 0 1 5 9 15 10 1 1 0 42
Female 0 0 1 5 11 10 2 1 0 0 30
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 younger2.78%1.39%1.39%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger16.67%8.33%8.33%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Legislated candidate quotas. For all national elections party electoral lists are required to have a minimum of 30% women candidates with real chances of being elected.
Elections > Election results

Results

Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
0
Women Indirectly Elected
0
Women Appointed
0
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
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Banca de la Mujer
Date of creation
01.2007
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
No
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No