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Italy

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Chamber of Deputies

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Roberto Fico (Male)
Year of birth
1974

Secretary general

Secretary General
Lucia Pagano (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 9 Jan. 2015

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
405
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
225
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
35.71% 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
Angela RAFFA (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
74
Oldest member
Osvaldo NAPOLI (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
349
Total per sex
Total of male
440
Total of female
197
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
42
31-40
167
41-45
79
46-50
82
51-60
192
61-70
65
71-80
10
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 42 167 79 82 192 65 10 0 0
Total <= 45: 288 Total >= 46: 349
Male 0 20 104 56 59 141 51 9 0 0 440
Female 0 22 63 23 23 51 14 1 0 0 197
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger6.59%3.14%3.45%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger32.81%19.47%13.34%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger45.21%28.26%16.95%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Voluntary candidate quotas with sanctions. The penalty for a party presenting fewer than 40% candidates of either gender is a reduction in the financial resources allotted to that party.
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".
8,276

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
405
Number of women elected
225
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.
35.71%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
225

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.
405
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.
225
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.
Roberto Fico (Male)
Political party
Five Star Movement (M5s)
Date of election
24.03.2018
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
1945
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
1945
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
1946