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Lithuania

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Parliament

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Viktoras Pranckietis (Male)
Year of birth
1954
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Daiva Raudoniene (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 18 Dec. 2014.

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.
21.28% 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
Viktoras Fiodorovas (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
76
Oldest member
Vida Marija ČIGRIEJIENĖ (Female)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
114
Total per sex
Total of male
108
Total of female
33
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
1
31-40
16
41-45
10
46-50
10
51-60
63
61-70
34
71-80
7
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 1 16 10 10 63 34 7 0 0
Total <= 45: 27 Total >= 46: 114
Male 0 1 14 5 8 49 25 6 0 0 108
Female 0 0 2 5 2 14 9 1 0 0 33
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0.71%0.71%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger12.06%10.64%1.42%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger19.15%14.18%4.96%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Voluntary political party quotas.
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
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania Women’s Parliamentary Group 2016-2020
Date of creation
01.2016
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. The second group was re-established on 22 November 2012 and the third mandate of the caucus began in 2016. Link to list of members: http://www.lrs.lt/sip/portal.show?p_r=16182&amp;p_k=2
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
No
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
Caucus contact details
Address
Gedimino ave. 53
LT-01109 Vilnius
Lithuania
Phone number
+370-52396913