Lithuania

Parliament

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen (Female)
Year of birth
1983
Additional information
Elected on 13 Nov. 2020.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Modestas Gelbūda (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
29 April 2021 - 28 April 2026.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
102
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
39
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
27.66% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
49.00
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Marius Matijošaitis (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
77
Oldest member
Antanas Vinkus (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
64 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
77 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
103 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
38 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
4 See historical data for this field.
31-40
37 See historical data for this field.
41-45
23 See historical data for this field.
46-50
15 See historical data for this field.
51-60
24 See historical data for this field.
61-70
36 See historical data for this field.
71-80
2 See historical data for this field.
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 4 37 23 15 24 36 2 0 0
Total <= 45: 64 Total >= 46: 77
Male 0 2 23 16 11 20 29 2 0 0 103
Female 0 2 14 7 4 4 7 0 0 0 38
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger2.84%1.42%1.42%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger29.08%17.73%11.35%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger45.39%29.08%16.31%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Voluntary political party quotas.
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".
1,415
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
442
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
31.24%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
442
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
31.24%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
111
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.
21.28%
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.
111
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.
Viktoras Pranckietis (Male)
Political party
Lithuanian Peasant and Green Union (LVZS)
Date of election
14.11.2016
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1990
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1919
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
When Lithuania was first independent, women were granted the right to vote in 1919. Under Soviet administration, women had equally the right to vote and this right was confirmed at independence, in 1990.
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
1919
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
When Lithuania was first independent, women were granted the right to vote and stand for election in 1919. Under Soviet administration, women also had the right to vote and stand for election; these rights were confirmed at independence, in 1990.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1920
First woman speaker
Year of first woman speaker Date at which, for the first time in the country's parliamentary history, a woman became Presiding Officer of Parliament or of one of its Houses.
2009

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Provisional Group of Women
(January 2016)
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
Yes
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
Notes
The first group was set up 1 March 2005, but part of the members left the group after 1 year due to ideological reasons.&#13;
The second group was re-established on 22 November 2012 and the third mandate of the caucus began in 2016.
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
Yes

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
- Law on Protection against Domestic Violence; protesting against Law on Life in Prenatal Phase (known as the bill pertaining to abortion ban); Organized joined conference on Best Mentoring Practices for Legislative Leaders. A Letter of concern to President and Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania on signing of the Istanbul Convention
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No

Contact information for the Committee

Address
Aušrinė Armonaitė, Head
Gediminas ave. 53, 01109
LT-01109 Vilnius
Lithuania
Phone
+370-52396060
+370-52396719
Fax number
+370-52396289