At a glance
Structure of Parliament: Bicameral
Are there legislated quotas...
- Yes for the Single/Lower House?
- No for the Upper House?
- No at the Sub-national level?
Are there voluntary quotas...
- No adopted by political parties?
Is there additional information?Yes
(Arab Republic of Egypt)
Majlis Al-Chaab / People's Assembly
|Quota type:||Legislated Candidate Quotas|
IDEA Voter Turnout
Legislated Candidate Quotas
|Electoral law||In the Nov 2011-Jan 2012 elections to the new Egyptian parliament, only 8 women (1.8 %) were elected. The supreme council of the military forces (SCAF) appointed additional 10 MPs, whereof 2 are women, bringing women's overall share to 2.2 %. The reserved seat system from the 2010 election was abandoned. Instead, in the new parallel electoral system, parties are obliged to nominate at least one woman as part of their district candidate lists which they have to submit for the 46 districts electing 332 seats contested through a PR system.|
|Legal sanctions for non-compliance:||N/A||No data available|
|Rank order/placement rules:||N/A||No data available|