Women in parliament

Women in Parliament
Last update: Dec 2007
Country or area
Afghanistan
27
27
Albania
6
5
7
7
Algeria
7
3
6
6
7
Andorra
4
7
29
29
29
Angola
10
16
15
15
15
Antigua and Barbuda
5
5
11
11
11
Argentina
22
27
34
35
35
Armenia
3
5
5
9
Australia
10
22
25
25
25
Austria
24
27
34
34
32
Azerbaijan
2
12
11
11
11
Bahamas
8
15
20
20
12
Bahrain
0
0
3
Bangladesh
11
9
2
15
15
Barbados
11
11
13
13
13
Belarus
5
29
29
29
Belgium
12
23
35
35
35
Belize
3
7
7
7
7
Benin
8
6
7
7
8
Bhutan
0
2
9
3
3
Bolivia
11
12
19
17
17
Bosnia and Herzegovina
4
29
17
17
14
Botswana
9
17
11
11
11
Brazil
7
6
9
9
9
Bulgaria
13
11
22
22
22
Burkina Faso
4
8
12
12
12
Burundi
14
31
31
31
Cambodia
6
7
10
10
10
Cameroon
12
6
9
9
Canada
18
20
21
21
21
Cape Verde
8
11
11
15
15
Central African Republic
4
7
11
11
Chad
16
2
7
7
7
Chile
8
11
13
15
15
China
21
22
20
20
20
Colombia
11
12
12
8
Comoros
0
3
3
3
Congo
2
12
9
9
Costa Rica
14
19
35
39
39
Cote d’Ivoire
5
9
9
9
Croatia
6
21
22
22
22
Cuba
23
28
36
36
36
Cyprus
4
7
16
14
14
Czech Republic
10
15
17
16
16
Dem. People’s Rep. of Korea
20
20
20
20
20
Dem. Republic of the Congo
5
12
8
Denmark
33
37
37
37
37
Djibouti
0
0
11
11
11
Dominica
9
10
13
13
Dominican Republic
12
16
17
20
20
Ecuador
4
15
16
16
25
Egypt
2
2
3
2
2
El Salvador
11
11
17
17
Equatorial Guinea
8
5
18
18
18
Eritrea
21
15
22
22
22
Estonia
13
18
19
19
22
Ethiopia
5
22
22
Fiji
4
9
11
Finland
34
37
38
38
42
France
6
11
12
12
19
Gabon
6
9
9
9
13
Gambia
2
13
13
9
Georgia
6
7
9
9
9
Germany
26
31
33
32
32
Ghana
8
9
11
11
11
Greece
6
13
13
13
Grenada
20
27
27
27
27
Guatemala
8
9
8
8
8
Guinea
7
9
19
19
19
Guinea-Bissau
10
8
14
14
14
Guyana
20
19
31
31
29
Haiti
4
2
4
Honduras
7
9
6
23
23
Hungary
11
8
9
10
10
Iceland
25
35
30
33
32
India
8
9
8
8
8
Indonesia
12
8
11
11
11
Iran (Islamic Rep. of)
3
3
4
4
4
Iraq
11
8
32
26
26
Ireland
13
12
13
13
13
Israel
9
13
15
14
14
Italy
15
11
12
17
17
Jamaica
12
13
12
12
12
Japan
3
7
7
9
9
Jordan
1
0
6
6
6
Kazakhstan
10
10
10
10
Kenya
3
4
7
7
7
Kiribati
0
5
5
5
7
Kuwait
0
0
2
2
3
Kyrgyzstan
5
2
3
0
0
Lao People’s Democratic Rep.
9
21
23
25
25
Latvia
15
17
21
21
19
Lebanon
2
2
5
5
5
Lesotho
5
4
12
12
24
Liberia
6
8
5
13
13
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
5
5
8
Liechtenstein
8
4
24
24
24
Lithuania
7
18
22
22
25
Luxembourg
20
17
23
23
23
Madagascar
4
8
7
7
7
Malawi
6
8
14
14
14
Malaysia
8
10
9
9
9
Maldives
6
6
12
12
12
Mali
2
12
10
10
10
Malta
2
9
9
9
9
Marshall Islands
3
3
3
3
3
Mauritania
0
4
4
18
Mauritius
3
8
17
17
17
Mexico
14
24
23
Micronesia (Fed. States of)
0
0
0
0
0
Monaco
6
22
21
21
21
Mongolia
4
7
7
7
Montenegro
13
9
Morocco
1
1
11
11
11
Mozambique
25
30
35
35
35
Namibia
18
25
27
27
27
Nauru
0
0
0
Nepal
6
6
6
17
Netherlands
31
36
37
37
37
New Zealand
21
31
28
32
32
Nicaragua
16
10
21
21
19
Niger
4
1
12
12
12
Nigeria
3
6
6
Norway
39
36
38
38
38
Oman
2
2
2
Pakistan
2
21
21
21
Palau
0
0
0
0
0
Panama
8
10
17
17
17
Papua New Guinea
0
2
1
1
Paraguay
3
3
10
10
10
Peru
10
18
29
29
Philippines
9
11
15
16
23
Poland
13
13
20
20
20
Portugal
9
17
21
21
21
Qatar
0
0
Republic of Korea
2
4
13
13
13
Republic of Moldova
5
9
22
22
Romania
4
7
11
11
11
Russian Federation
13
8
10
10
10
Rwanda
17
17
49
49
49
Saint Kitts and Nevis
0
13
0
0
0
Saint Lucia
0
11
11
6
6
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
10
5
23
18
18
Samoa
4
8
6
4
6
San Marino
12
13
17
12
12
Sao Tome and Principe
7
9
9
7
7
Saudi Arabia
0
0
0
Senegal
12
12
19
19
22
Serbia
3
12
20
Serbia and Montenegro
8
Seychelles
27
24
29
29
24
Sierra Leone
9
15
15
15
Singapore
4
4
16
21
25
Slovakia
15
14
17
16
19
Slovenia
14
10
12
12
12
Solomon Islands
2
2
0
0
0
Somalia
8
8
8
South Africa
25
30
33
33
33
Spain
16
28
36
36
36
Sri Lanka
5
5
5
5
5
Sudan
8
10
15
18
Suriname
6
20
26
26
Swaziland
3
3
11
11
11
Sweden
40
43
45
45
47
Switzerland
18
23
25
25
25
Syrian Arab Republic
10
10
12
12
12
Tajikistan
3
15
18
18
18
Thailand
6
5
11
9
The F.Y.R. of Macedonia
3
7
19
28
Timor-Leste
25
25
28
Togo
1
5
7
9
9
Tonga
3
0
3
3
3
Trinidad and Tobago
19
11
19
19
19
Tunisia
7
12
23
23
23
Turkey
2
4
4
4
9
Turkmenistan
18
26
16
16
16
Tuvalu
0
0
0
0
Uganda
17
18
24
28
30
Ukraine
4
8
5
7
9
United Arab Emirates
0
0
0
0
23
United Kingdom
10
18
20
20
20
United Rep. of Tanzania
11
16
21
30
30
United States of America
11
13
15
15
16
Uruguay
7
12
11
11
11
Uzbekistan
6
7
18
18
18
Vanuatu
2
0
4
4
4
Venezuela
6
29
10
18
19
Viet Nam
18
26
27
27
26
Yemen
1
1
0
0
0
Yugoslavia
5
Zambia
7
10
13
13
15
Zimbabwe
15
17
16
17

Sources:

Inter-Parliamentary Union. Women in National Parliaments. Situation as of 31 July 2007, available from IPU website, http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif-arc.htm (accessed Nov 2007).

Footnotes:

Data not available.

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Technical notes:

The percentage of parliamentary seats occupied by women is calculated for the lower chamber in countries with a bicameral assembly only. Data for 1995, 2000, 2005, 2006 and 2007 are based on the sex distribution as of 1 July 1995, 15 July 2000, and 31 July 2005, 2006 and 2007, respectively. The numbers shown reflect changes, if any, after the most recent election prior to those dates, such as results of by-election or replacements following a parliamentarian’s resignation or death.

 

(Source: United Nations Statistics Division)