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Jordan

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House of Representatives

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Atef Tarawneh (Male)
Year of birth
1954

Secretary general

Secretary General
Firas Adwan (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 1 Dec. 2016.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
20
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
15.38% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
51.00
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
Zeinab Al -zubad (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
71
Oldest member
Fawzi Tueimeh (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

Number of reserved seats, by group
Women
15
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
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".
1,252
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
252
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
20.13%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
252
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
20.13%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
110
Number of women elected
20
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.
15.38%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
20

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.
110
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.
20
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.
Atef Tarawneh (Male)
Date of election
07.11.2016
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1946
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1974
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
At the local level, women were granted the right to vote in 1982. Women exercised their right to vote for the first time in 1989
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1982
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
Local
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
1974
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
The right was exercised for the first time in 1989.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1989
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Women's Parliamentary Caucus
Date of creation
08.2013
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
Issues dealt with by the caucus
Violence against women Rights of citizenship and nationality of Jordanian women and their children Empowering women politically, economically and politically Defending human rights, individual and collective freedoms Improving women's image in the media
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
Yes
Caucus contact details
Address
Amman
Jordan
Phone number
+962-65635100