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Guinea-Bissau

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People's National Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Cipriano Cassamá (Male)
Additional information
Elected on 17 June 2014, re-elected on 18 April 2019.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
José Carlos Rodrigues da Fonseca (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 4 Aug. 2014.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
88
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
14
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
13.73% See historical data for this field.

Age

Youngest member
Bacai Sanhá Júnior (Male)
Oldest member
Embunhe Encada (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
88
Number of women elected
14
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.
13.73%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
14

New legislature

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.
Cipriano Cassamá (Male)
Political party
African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC)
Date of election
18.04.2019
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1974
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1974
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
Prior to independence women were granted the right to vote in the areas controlled by the liberation movement PAIGC. This right was confirmed at independence.
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
1977
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
1972