Croatia

Croatian Parliament

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Data on women

Information on the current and historical representation of women in the parliament. Consult the 'Elections' tab to see how women have fared in elections or renewals.

Current representation

Women's representation in the current parliament or chamber

Current number of members
151
Women
50
Percentage of women
33.1%

Speaker

No information available

Secretary general

No information available

Chairs of specialized bodies

Specialized body Theme Name Sex Age
Gender Equality Committee Gender equality Marija Lugarić Female 45
Finance Committee Finance Grozdana Perić Female 62

Data on age at the start of the legislature

Number of members, by age (2024-05)
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
Male No information available
Female
Total <= 45: - Total >= 46: -
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
- - -
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
- - -
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
- - -

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
Yes

Notes:

Eight seats are reserved for the following ethnic minorities:

- Serbian minority: three seats

- Czech and Slovak minorities: one seat

- Italian minority: one seat

- Hungarian minority: one seat

- Austrian, Bulgarian, German, Polish, Roma, Romanian, Ruthenian, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vallachian and Jewish minorities: one seat

- Albanian, Bosnian, Montenegro, Macedonian and Slovenian minorities: one seat

Constitutional Law on the Right of National Minorities (of December 2002), art. 19

Electoral quota for women
Yes

Notes: Legislated Candidate Quotas. Lists shall observe the principle of gender equality and seek to achieve the balance in terms of the representation of women and men.

Sources: The Act on Gender Equality, 2008, Article 12 and 15 (1).

First woman in parliament

Year of first woman in parliament
1992

Notes: 1992: 6 Women according to Parline, 8 according to P 1995; Croatian women were previously elected to the Parliament of the SFR of Yugoslavia.

First woman speaker

Year of first woman speaker
1993

Women’s suffrage

Date of independence
1991
Women’s right to vote
1945
Restricted or universal suffrage
No information available

Notes: 1945= date of Electoral Rolls Act

Women's right to stand for election
1945
Restricted or universal
No information available

Women's caucus

Women's caucuses or parliamentary groups that bring together women parliamentarians to strengthen cooperation and amplify their voices. For other parliamentary bodies or committees that have a specific mandate to address gender equality matters, see the ‘Specialized body – Gender equality’ tab.

There is currently no women's caucus in this chamber.

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No