Record num­ber of women elected in 13th Saeima

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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

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