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Honduras

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National Congress

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Mauricio Oliva Herrera (Male)
Year of birth
1951

Secretary general

Secretary General
Mario Alonso Perez López (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
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.
21.09% See historical data for this field.

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
The candidate lists of the political parties for the elections for the National Congress must include at least 40% women candidates. Candidate lists in single-member constituencies must include a female principal candidate and a male alternate, or vice versa. If a political party violates the gender balance, it will be charged a fine of 5% of the total state funding for the parties. (Source: https://www.idea.int/data-tools/data/gender-quotas )
Elections > Election results

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.
101
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.
27
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.
Mauricio Oliva Herrera (Male)
Political party
National Party (PN)
Date of election
21.01.2018
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
1955
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
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
1955
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
1957