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Iran (Islamic Republic of)

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Islamic Parliament of Iran

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Ali Ardeshir Larijani (Male)
Year of birth
1957
Additional information
Elected on 1 June 2008, re-elected on 27 May 2009, 26 May 2010, 25 May 2011, 5 June 2012, 28 May 2013, 25 May 2014, 26 May 2015, 31 May 2016, 31 May 2017, 30 May 2018 and on 26 May 2019.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Gholamreza Nourighezeljeh (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 28 June 2018. Mr. Gholamreza Nourighezeljeh, Deputy Speaker for Administrative Affairs in Parliament, holds the post of Secretary General.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
17
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
5.88% 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
Mohammad Hassan Nejad (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
75
Oldest member
Alireza Marandi (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
233
Total per sex
Total of male
276
Total of female
9
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
20
41-45
32
46-50
79
51-60
126
61-70
26
71-80
2
81-90
0
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 20 32 79 126 26 2 0 0
Total <= 45: 52 Total >= 46: 233
Male 0 0 20 29 77 122 26 2 0 0 276
Female 0 0 0 3 2 4 0 0 0 0 9
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 younger7.02%7.02%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger18.25%17.19%1.05%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
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
1963
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
1963
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
1963