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Israel

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Parliament

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Yuli-Yoel Edelstein (Male)
Year of birth
1958
Additional information
Elected on 18 March 2013, re-elected on 31 March 2015 and on 30 April 2019.
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Secretary general

Secretary general
Yardena Meller-Horovitz (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
2 April 2010 -

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
91
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
29
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
24.17% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
51.85
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Yorai Lahav Hertzanu (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
71
Oldest member
Yael German (Female)
Members for whom no data is available IPU does not contain age and gender data for all chambers of parliament.
1
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
41 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
78 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
90 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
29 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0 See historical data for this field.
31-40
26 See historical data for this field.
41-45
15 See historical data for this field.
46-50
14 See historical data for this field.
51-60
31 See historical data for this field.
61-70
29 See historical data for this field.
71-80
4 See historical data for this field.
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 26 15 14 31 29 4 0 0
Total <= 45: 41 Total >= 46: 78
Male 0 0 17 9 10 23 28 3 0 0 90
Female 0 0 9 6 4 8 1 1 0 0 29
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 younger21.85%14.29%7.56%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger34.45%21.85%12.61%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Voluntary political party quotas.
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1948
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1948
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1948
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
1949

Women Heads of State or Government

Woman Heads of State or Government
Not available
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