Libya

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House of Representatives

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Aguila Salah Issa (Male)
Year of birth
1944

Secretary general

Secretary General
Abdullah Al-Masray (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
30
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
15.96% See historical data for this field.

Age

Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
MUSAB M.A. ABOUALQASIM (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
75
Oldest member
AGILA SALEH ESSA (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

Number of reserved seats, by group
Women
32
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".
1,714
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
152
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
8.87%
Notes
149 women ran for 32 seats reserved for women while three stood for general seats.
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
152
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
8.87%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
158
Number of women elected
30
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%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
30

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.
158
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.
30
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.
Aguila Saleh Iissa (Male)
Date of election
04.08.2014
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1951
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1964
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
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
1964
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
First woman in parliament
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Order of Women MPs in Libya
Date of creation
02.2017
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
Yes
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
Notes
The door to membership is open to women in parliament unconditionally.
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes
Issues dealt with by the caucus
Objectives include advocacy for family, women and persons with disabilities. The caucus is working to amend some laws related to women, the draft law to combat violence against women, and support a 30% campaign to support and empower women.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
Yes
The caucus has a communication plan
Yes
Caucus contact details
Address
Libya
Phone number
+218-917692070