Iraq

Council of Representatives of Iraq

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Mohammad El-Halbosi (Male)
Year of birth
1981
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Serwan Abdullah Esmail (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 26 June 2019.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
242
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
87
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
26.44% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Amina Saeed Sido (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
74
Oldest member
Hasan Noori Al-alawi (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

Number of reserved seats, by group
Women
82
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
A quota of at least 25% of the total number of the Council's 328 seats.
Elections > Election results

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
6,990
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
2,011
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
28.77%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
2011
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
28.77%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
246
Number of women elected
83
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.
25.23%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
83

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.
246
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.
83
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.
Mohammad El-Halbosi (Male)
Political party
National Axial Alliance
Date of election
15.09.2018
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1932
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1980

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Women Parliamentary Caucus
(January 2010)
Formal or informal
Formal