Italy

Chamber of DeputiesSenate

Chamber of Deputies

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Lorenzo Fontana (Male)
Year of birth
1980
Additional information
Elected on 14 Oct. 2022
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Fabrizio Castaldi (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 29 Dec. 2021 for a seven-year term effective from 9 Jan. 2022.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
271
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
129
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
32.25% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
49.92
See historical data for this field.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Rachele Scarpa (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
81
Oldest member
Umberto Bossi (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
140 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
260 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
271 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
129 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
5 See historical data for this field.
31-40
60 See historical data for this field.
41-45
75 See historical data for this field.
46-50
75 See historical data for this field.
51-60
118 See historical data for this field.
61-70
54 See historical data for this field.
71-80
12 See historical data for this field.
81-90
1 See historical data for this field.
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 5 60 75 75 118 54 12 1 0
Total <= 45: 140 Total >= 46: 260
Male 0 1 32 47 51 87 43 9 1 0 271
Female 0 4 28 28 24 31 11 3 0 0 129
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger1.25%0.25%1%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger16.25%8.25%8%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger35%20%15%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Under penalty of ineligibility, the lists of candidates for the Chamber of Deputies in multi-member districts must comprise candidates of both genders in alternating order (known as a zebra list).
The lists of candidates in single-member districts at a national level should not comprise more than 60% of candidates of either gender.
No more that 60% of candidates at the top of lists presented in multi-member districts at a national level should be of either gender. The National Central Office ensures compliance with such provisions.
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
First woman speaker
Year of first woman speaker Date at which, for the first time in the country's parliamentary history, a woman became Presiding Officer of Parliament or of one of its Houses.
1979