Italy

Chamber of DeputiesSenate

Chamber of Deputies

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)

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 > 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