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Guyana

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Parliament of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Barton Scotland (Male)

Secretary general

Secretary General
Sherlock E. Isaacs (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
22
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
31.88% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
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
Jermaine Figueira (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
80
Oldest member
Dr. Barton Scotland (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

Number of reserved seats, by group
Women
21
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
48
Number of women elected
21
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.
32.31%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
The statistics above refer to the 65 directly-elected seats. As at 12 June 2015, 37 members from the government had been sworn in: - 33 directly-elected members (including 13 women) from - A Partnership for National Unity - Alliance for Change (APNU-AFC); - three non-elected ministers and; - the Speaker, a non-elected member, who became an ex officio member of the National Assembly. - 32 members of the People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), including nine women, were sworn in on 17 August, bringing the number of women to 21 out of a total of 69 members.
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
21

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.
48
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.
21
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.
Barton Scotland (Male)
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1966
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1966
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, under British administration, on 16 April 1953, universal suffrage was granted to both men and women 20 years and over. Women were already given the right in 1945 to vote under the Legislature of British Guyana. 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
1966
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Prior to independence, under British administration, on 16 April 1953, universal suffrage was granted to both men and women 20 years and over. Women were already given the right in 1945 to vote under the Legislature of British Guyana. This right was confirmed at independence.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1964