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Lebanon

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National Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Nabih Berry (Male)
Year of birth
1938

Secretary general

Secretary General
Adnan Daher (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
6
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
4.69% 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
Kazem EL-KHAIR (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
83
Oldest member
Abel Latif EL-ZEIN (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
116
Total per sex
Total of male
124
Total of female
4
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
8
41-45
4
46-50
11
51-60
40
61-70
39
71-80
22
81-90
4
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 8 4 11 40 39 22 4 0
Total <= 45: 12 Total >= 46: 116
Male 0 0 7 4 10 40 38 21 4 0 124
Female 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 4
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 younger6.25%5.47%0.78%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger9.38%8.59%0.78%

Reserved seats and quotas

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".
976
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
111
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
11.37%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
111
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
11.37%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
122
Number of women elected
6
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.
4.69%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
6

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.
122
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.
6
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.
Nabih Berry (Male)
Political party
Development and Liberation
Date of election
23.05.2018
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1943
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1926
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Detail of restrictions Suffrage: Restrictions detail
Women must show proof of education
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Article 7 of Constitution. However, no specific affirmation of women's rights
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1952
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Detail of restrictions Suffrage: Restrictions detail
Voting is "compulsory for all males; authorized for women at age 21 with elementary education" (CIA factbook 2008).
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Prior to independence, under the administration of the French Trust Territory, equality of all citizens before the law was enshrined in Article 7 of the constitution of 26 May 1926 without specific affirmation of women's rights. The electoral law was amended between 1952 and 1953 to introduce full women's suffrage.
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
1952
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Prior to independence, under the administration of the French Trust Territory, equality of all citizens before the law was enshrined in Article 7 of the constitution of 26 May 1926 without specific affirmation of women's rights. The electoral law was amended between 1952 and 1953 to introduce full women's suffrage.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1963