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Kuwait

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National Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Marzouq Ali M. Al-Ghanim (Male)
Year of birth
1968

Secretary general

Secretary general
Allam Ali Jaafar Al-Kandari (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
62
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
3
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
4.62% 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
Nasser Sa’ad Alduosiri (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
72
Oldest member
Hamad Saif Alharshani (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
39
Total per sex
Total of male
48
Total of female
0
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
2
41-45
7
46-50
10
51-60
19
61-70
10
71-80
0
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 2 7 10 19 10 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 9 Total >= 46: 39
Male 0 0 2 7 10 19 10 0 0 0 48
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 younger4.17%4.17%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger18.75%18.75%0%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1961
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
2005
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Detail of restrictions Suffrage: Restrictions detail
Under the condition that women "abide by Islamic Law"
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
2005
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Under the condition that women stay in line with Islamic traditions
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
2008