Iraq

Council of Representatives of Iraq

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Mohammed Rican El-Halbousi (Male)
Year of birth
1981
Additional information
From 15 Sep. 2018 to 10 Oct. 2021, re-elected on 9 Jan. 2022.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Safwan Bashir Younis (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 28 Sep. 2022.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
234
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
95
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
28.88% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Click for historical data
See historical data for this field.
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 329 seats.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
324
Number of women elected
95
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.
28.88%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
In December 2021, parliament reported that 98 women had been elected (out of 329 members). The statistics were retrospectively added to the Women’s Ranking of November 2021.

In January 2022, parliament updated the number of women to 95 out of 329 members. The Women’s Ranking of November 2021 was retrospectively updated.
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
95

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.
324
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.
95
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.
Mohammed Rican El-Halbousi (Male)
Political party
National Progress Alliance / Taqadum
Date of election
09.01.2022
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