Lebanon

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 Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
60.41
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
Sami Fatfat (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
84
Oldest member
Henri Chedid (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
122 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
6 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
5 See historical data for this field.
41-45
7 See historical data for this field.
46-50
14 See historical data for this field.
51-60
36 See historical data for this field.
61-70
40 See historical data for this field.
71-80
18 See historical data for this field.
81-90
8 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 5 7 14 36 40 18 8 0
Total <= 45: 12 Total >= 46: 116
Male 0 0 5 6 12 34 39 18 8 0 122
Female 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 6
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 younger3.91%3.91%0%
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

Results

Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
0
Women Indirectly Elected
0
Women Appointed
0
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