Kuwait

National Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Additional information
15 Feb. 2024 -
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Khaled Almutairi (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 1 June 2023.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men
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Women
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Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
50.30
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Jarah Khaled Al-Fawzan (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
89
Oldest member
Ahmad Al-Saadoun (Male)
Members for whom no data is available IPU does not contain age and gender data for all chambers of parliament.
15
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Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
19 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
31 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
49 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
1 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
7 See historical data for this field.
41-45
12 See historical data for this field.
46-50
7 See historical data for this field.
51-60
18 See historical data for this field.
61-70
4 See historical data for this field.
71-80
1 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 0 7 12 7 18 4 1 1 0
Total <= 45: 19 Total >= 46: 31
Male 0 0 7 12 6 18 4 1 1 0 49
Female 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
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 younger14%14%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger38%38%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
Women’s 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
Women's 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