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in national parliaments
Situation as of 1st November 2016
World and regional averages The data in the table below has been compiled by the Inter-Parliamentary Union on the basis of information provided by National Parliaments by 1st November 2016. 193 countries are classified by descending order of the percentage of women in the lower or single House. Comparative data on the world and regional averages as well as data concerning the two regional parliamentary assemblies elected by direct suffrage can be found on separate pages. You can use the PARLINE database to view detailed results of parliamentary elections by country. Regional parliamentary assemblies
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WORLD CLASSIFICATION
Rank Country Lower or single House Upper House or Senate
Elections Seats* Women % W Elections Seats* Women % W
1 Rwanda 16.09.2013 80 51 63.8% 26.0 26 10
2 Bolivia 12.10.2014 130 69 53.1% 12.1 36 17
3 Cuba 03.02.2013 612 299 48.9%
4 Iceland 29.10.2016 63 30 47.6%
5 Sweden 14.09.2014 349 152 43.6%
6 Senegal 01.07.2012 150 64 42.7%
7 Mexico 07.06.2015 500 212 42.4% 01.0 128 43
8 South Africa 1 07.05.2014 397 166 41.8% 21.0 54 19
9 Ecuador 17.02.2013 137 57 41.6%
10 Finland 19.04.2015 200 83 41.5%
11 Namibia 29.11.2014 104 43 41.3% 08.1 42 10
Nicaragua 06.11.2011 92 38 41.3%
13 Mozambique 15.10.2014 250 99 39.6%
Norway 09.09.2013 169 67 39.6%
15 Belgium 25.05.2014 150 59 39.3% 03.0 60 30
16 Spain 26.06.2016 350 137 39.1% 26.0 266 101
17 Ethiopia 24.05.2015 547 212 38.8% 05.1 153 49
18 Timor-Leste 07.07.2012 65 25 38.5%
19 Denmark 18.06.2015 179 67 37.4%
20 Netherlands 12.09.2012 150 56 37.3% 26.0 75 26
21 Angola 31.08.2012 220 81 36.8%
22 Slovenia 13.07.2014 90 33 36.7% 20.1 40 3
23 United Republic of Tanzania 25.10.2015 372 136 36.6%
24 Germany 22.09.2013 631 230 36.5% N.A. 69 28
25 Burundi 29.06.2015 121 44 36.4% 24.0 43 18
26 Argentina 25.10.2015 257 92 35.8% 25.1 72 30
27 Portugal 04.10.2015 230 80 34.8%
28 Belarus 11.09.2016 110 38 34.5% 30.0 58 19
29 Serbia 24.04.2016 250 85 34.0%
30 Uganda 18.02.2016 427 143 33.5%
31 Costa Rica 02.02.2014 57 19 33.3%
Grenada 19.02.2013 15 5 33.3% 27.0 13 2
The F.Y.R. of Macedonia 27.04.2014 123 41 33.3%
34 Andorra 01.03.2015 28 9 32.1%
El Salvador 01.03.2015 84 27 32.1%
36 Switzerland 18.10.2015 200 64 32.0% 23.1 46 7
37 Algeria 10.05.2012 462 146 31.6% 29.1 143 10
38 Zimbabwe 31.07.2013 270 85 31.5% 31.0 80 38
39 New Zealand 20.09.2014 121 38 31.4%
40 Tunisia 26.10.2014 217 68 31.3%
41 Cameroon 30.09.2013 180 56 31.1% 14.0 100 20
42 Italy 24.02.2013 630 195 31.0% 24.0 321 91
Trinidad and Tobago 07.09.2015 42 13 31.0% 23.0 31 10
44 Austria 29.09.2013 183 56 30.6% N.A. 61 18
45 Sudan 13.04.2015 426 130 30.5% 01.0 54 19
46 Guyana 11.05.2015 69 21 30.4%
47 Philippines 09.05.2016 292 87 29.8% 09.0 24 6
48 Nepal 19.11.2013 595 176 29.6%
United Kingdom 07.05.2015 649 192 29.6% N.A. 799 204
50 Australia 02.07.2016 150 43 28.7% 02.0 76 28
51 South Sudan 04.08.2016 383 109 28.5% 05.0 50 6
52 Luxembourg 20.10.2013 60 17 28.3%
53 Afghanistan 18.09.2010 249 69 27.7% 10.0 68 18
Peru 10.04.2016 130 36 27.7%
55 Lao People’s Democratic Republic 20.03.2016 149 41 27.5%
56 Poland 25.10.2015 460 126 27.4% 25.1 100 13
57 Kazakhstan 20.03.2016 107 29 27.1% 01.1 47 3
58 Dominican Republic 15.05.2016 190 51 26.8% 15.0 32 3
59 Israel 17.03.2015 120 32 26.7%
Viet Nam 22.05.2016 494 132 26.7%
61 Iraq 30.04.2014 328 87 26.5%
62 France 10.06.2012 577 151 26.2% 28.0 348 87
63 Canada 19.10.2015 338 88 26.0% N.A. 88 34
64 Honduras 24.11.2013 128 33 25.8%
Turkmenistan 15.12.2013 124 32 25.8%
66 Suriname 24.05.2015 51 13 25.5%
67 Mauritania 23.11.2013 147 37 25.2% 08.1 56 8
68 Lesotho 28.02.2015 120 30 25.0% 26.0 33 8
69 Equatorial Guinea 26.05.2013 100 24 24.0% 26.0 73 10
70 Estonia 01.03.2015 101 24 23.8%
Singapore 11.09.2015 101 24 23.8%
72 Cabo Verde 20.03.2016 72 17 23.6%
China 05.03.2013 2959 699 23.6%
74 Montenegro 16.10.2016 81 19 23.5%
75 Albania 23.06.2013 140 32 22.9%
76 United Arab Emirates 24.09.2011 40 9 22.5%
77 Ireland 26.02.2016 158 35 22.2% 25.0 60 18
78 Eritrea 01.02.1994 150 33 22.0%
79 Dominica 08.12.2014 32 7 21.9%
Guinea 28.09.2013 114 25 21.9%
81 Republic of Moldova 30.11.2014 101 22 21.8%
82 Bosnia and Herzegovina 12.10.2014 42 9 21.4% 29.0 15 2
83 Lithuania 09.10.2016 141 30 21.3%
84 Seychelles 08.09.2016 33 7 21.2%
85 Monaco 10.02.2013 24 5 20.8%
86 Pakistan 11.05.2013 340 70 20.6% 05.0 104 19
87 Madagascar 20.12.2013 151 31 20.5% 29.1 63 12
Morocco 07.10.2016 395 81 20.5% 02.1 120 14
89 Bulgaria 05.10.2014 240 49 20.4%
90 Cambodia 28.07.2013 123 25 20.3% 29.0 61 10
91 Bangladesh 05.01.2014 350 70 20.0%
Czech Republic 25.10.2013 200 40 20.0% 07.1 81 16
Liechtenstein 03.02.2013 25 5 20.0%
Slovakia 05.03.2016 150 30 20.0%
95 Colombia 09.03.2014 166 33 19.9% 09.0 102 23
Saudi Arabia 15.01.2013 151 30 19.9%
97 Greece 20.09.2015 300 59 19.7%
Kenya 04.03.2013 350 69 19.7% 04.0 68 18
99 United States of America 04.11.2014 432 84 19.4% 04.1 100 20
100 Kyrgyzstan 04.10.2015 120 23 19.2%
101 Tajikistan 01.03.2015 63 12 19.0% 27.0 32 7
102 Panama 04.05.2014 71 13 18.3%
103 Sao Tome and Principe 12.10.2014 55 10 18.2%
104 Latvia 04.10.2014 100 18 18.0%
Zambia 11.08.2016 167 30 18.0%
106 Cyprus 22.05.2016 56 10 17.9%
107 Togo 25.07.2013 91 16 17.6%
108 Jamaica 22.02.2016 63 11 17.5% 10.0 21 5
109 Indonesia 09.04.2014 555 95 17.1%
Mongolia 29.06.2016 76 13 17.1%
111 Republic of Korea 13.04.2016 300 51 17.0%
112 Azerbaijan 01.11.2015 125 21 16.8%
113 Barbados 21.02.2013 30 5 16.7% 06.0 21 5
Malawi 20.05.2014 192 32 16.7%
Saint Lucia 06.06.2016 18 3 16.7% 05.0 11 3
San Marino 11.11.2012 60 10 16.7%
117 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 09.03.2014 687 112 16.3%
118 Uruguay 26.10.2014 99 16 16.2% 26.1 31 9
119 Fiji 17.09.2014 50 8 16.0%
Libya 25.06.2014 188 30 16.0%
Uzbekistan 21.12.2014 150 24 16.0% 13.0 100 17
122 Chile 17.11.2013 120 19 15.8% 17.1 38 6
123 Jordan 20.09.2016 130 20 15.4% 27.0 65 10
124 Paraguay 21.04.2013 80 12 15.0% 21.0 45 9
125 Chad 13.02.2011 188 28 14.9%
Egypt 17.10.2015 596 89 14.9%
Turkey 01.11.2015 550 82 14.9%
128 Niger 21.02.2016 171 25 14.6%
129 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 06.12.2015 167 24 14.4%
130 Gabon 17.12.2011 120 17 14.2% 13.1 99 18
131 Guatemala 06.09.2015 158 22 13.9%
132 Somalia 20.08.2012 275 38 13.8%
133 Guinea-Bissau 13.04.2014 102 14 13.7%
Romania 09.12.2012 401 55 13.7% 09.1 168 13
135 Saint Kitts and Nevis 16.02.2015 15 2 13.3%
136 Bahamas 07.05.2012 38 5 13.2% 23.0 16 4
Syrian Arab Republic 13.04.2016 250 33 13.2%
138 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 09.12.2015 23 3 13.0%
139 Malta 09.03.2013 70 9 12.9%
140 Djibouti 22.02.2013 55 7 12.7%
Russian Federation 18.09.2016 450 57 12.7% N.A. 170 29
142 Croatia 11.09.2016 151 19 12.6%
143 Sierra Leone 17.11.2012 121 15 12.4%
144 India 07.04.2014 543 65 12.0% 21.0 244 27
Ukraine 26.10.2014 416 50 12.0%
146 Mauritius 10.12.2014 69 8 11.6%
147 Antigua and Barbuda 12.06.2014 18 2 11.1% 25.0 17 7
148 Liberia 11.10.2011 73 8 11.0% 20.1 30 3
149 Ghana 07.12.2012 275 30 10.9%
150 Armenia 06.05.2012 131 14 10.7%
151 Malaysia 05.05.2013 222 23 10.4% N.A. 64 14
152 Hungary 06.04.2014 198 20 10.1%
153 Samoa 04.03.2016 50 5 10.0%
154 Brazil 05.10.2014 513 51 9.9% 05.1 81 13
Myanmar 08.11.2015 433 43 9.9% 08.1 224 23
156 Botswana 24.10.2014 63 6 9.5%
Japan 14.12.2014 475 45 9.5% 10.0 242 50
158 Burkina Faso 29.11.2015 127 12 9.4%
Gambia 29.03.2012 53 5 9.4%
160 Cote d’Ivoire 11.12.2011 251 23 9.2%
161 Marshall Islands 16.11.2015 33 3 9.1%
162 Democratic Republic of the Congo 28.11.2011 492 44 8.9% 19.0 108 5
163 Mali 24.11.2013 147 13 8.8%
164 Bhutan 13.07.2013 47 4 8.5% 23.0 25 2
165 Bahrain 22.11.2014 40 3 7.5% 07.1 40 9
166 Congo 15.07.2012 136 10 7.4% 12.1 72 14
167 Benin 26.04.2015 83 6 7.2%
Central African Republic 14.02.2016 139 10 7.2%
169 Tuvalu 31.03.2015 15 1 6.7%
170 Brunei Darussalam 05.03.2016 31 2 6.5%
Kiribati 30.12.2015 46 3 6.5%
172 Swaziland 20.09.2013 65 4 6.2% 30.1 30 10
173 Thailand 07.08.2014 197 12 6.1%
174 Iran (Islamic Republic of) 26.02.2016 289 17 5.9%
Maldives 22.03.2014 85 5 5.9%
176 Sri Lanka 17.08.2015 225 13 5.8%
177 Nigeria 28.03.2015 360 20 5.6% 28.0 108 7
178 Nauru 09.07.2016 19 1 5.3%
179 Belize 07.03.2012 32 1 3.1% 21.0 13 5
Lebanon 07.06.2009 128 4 3.1%
181 Comoros 25.01.2015 33 1 3.0%
182 Papua New Guinea 23.06.2012 111 3 2.7%
183 Solomon Islands 19.11.2014 50 1 2.0%
184 Kuwait 27.07.2013 65 1 1.5%
185 Oman 25.10.2015 85 1 1.2% 07.1 85 14
186 Haiti 09.08.2015 92 0 0.0% 09.0 22 0
Micronesia (Federated States of) 03.03.2015 14 0 0.0%
Palau 06.11.2012 16 0 0.0% 06.1 13 3
Qatar 01.07.2013 35 0 0.0%
Tonga 27.11.2014 26 0 0.0%
Vanuatu 22.01.2016 52 0 0.0%
Yemen 27.04.2003 275 0 0.0% 28.0 111 2
? Georgia 08.10.2016 150 ? ?

* Figures correspond to the number of seats currently filled in Parliament1 – South Africa: The figures on the distribution of seats do not include the 36 special rotating delegates appointed on an ad hoc basis, and all percentages given are therefore calculated on the basis of the 54 permanent seats.

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