Record number of women elected in 13th Saeima
A record number of women have been elected in the 13th Saeima, according to data from the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.
31 women and 69 men will be working in the next Saeima for the next four years.
This is an unprecedented number of women in Saeima’s history. The largest number of women previously elected in the Saeima was during 12th Saeima, when 21 women were elected. The smallest representation of women was in the 6th Saeima, when there were only 8 female deputies.
The average age of deputies elected to the 13th Saeima is 47.3 years. The youngest deputy is 26 years old, whereas the oldest is 77.
31% of deputies are aged 41 to 50, 23% are aged 51 to 60, 21% are aged 31 to 40, 11% are aged 61 to 70, and 5% are aged 21 to 30.
96% have higher education and 4% have secondary education. 52% are married, 5% are single, and 2% are divorced.
72% of elected deputies have Latvian nationality, 6% are Russian, and 21% of deputies have not revealed their nationality. 13th Saeima also have one US and one Canadian citizen elected as deputies. The full article is available on bnn-news.com