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in national parliaments
Situation as of 1st May 2015  
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 May 2015. 190 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
RankCountryLower or single HouseUpper House or Senate
ElectionsSeats*Women% WElectionsSeats*Women% W
1Rwanda9 2013805163.8%9 2011261038.5%
2Bolivia10 20141306953.1%10 2014361747.2%
3Cuba2 201361229948.9%------------
4Seychelles9 2011321443.8%------------
5Sweden9 201434915243.6%------------
6Senegal7 20121506442.7%------------
7South Africa 15 201439616641.9%5 2014541935.2%
8Ecuador2 20131375741.6%------------
9Finland4 20152008341.5%------------
10Iceland4 2013632641.3%------------
"Namibia11 20141044341.3%11 201026623.1%
11Spain11 201135014441.1%11 20112669033.8%
12Mozambique10 20142509939.6%------------
"Norway9 20131696739.6%------------
13Andorra3 2015281139.3%------------
"Belgium5 20141505939.3%7 2014603050.0%
14Nicaragua11 2011923639.1%------------
15Timor-Leste7 2012652538.5%------------
16Denmark9 20111796838.0%------------
"Mexico7 201250019038.0%7 20121284333.6%
17Netherlands9 20121505637.3%5 2011752736.0%
18Angola8 20122208136.8%------------
19Slovenia7 2014903336.7%11 20124037.5%
20Germany9 201363123036.5%N.A.692840.6%
21Argentina10 20132579336.2%10 2013722838.9%
22United Republic of Tanzania10 201035012636.0%------------
23Uganda2 201138613535.0%------------
24Serbia3 20142508534.0%------------
25Costa Rica2 2014571933.3%------------
"Grenada2 201315533.3%3 201313215.4%
"The F.Y.R. of Macedonia4 20141234133.3%------------
26El Salvador3 2015842732.1%------------
27Algeria5 201246214631.6%12 2012144106.9%
28Zimbabwe7 20132708531.5%7 2013803847.5%
29New Zealand9 20141213831.4%------------
30Guyana11 2011672131.3%------------
"Portugal6 20112307231.3%------------
"Tunisia10 20142176831.3%------------
31Cameroon9 20131805631.1%4 20131002020.0%
32Italy2 201363019531.0%2 20133219128.3%
33Austria9 20131835630.6%N.A.611829.5%
34Burundi7 20101053230.5%7 2010411946.3%
"Switzerland10 20112006130.5%10 201146919.6%
35Nepal11 201359917729.5%------------
36Trinidad and Tobago5 2010421228.6%6 201031619.4%
37Luxembourg10 2013601728.3%------------
38Ethiopia5 201054715227.8%5 20101352216.3%
39Afghanistan9 20102496927.7%1 20151021817.6%
40Belarus9 20121103027.3%8 2012581932.8%
41Philippines5 20132907927.2%5 201324625.0%
42Australia9 20131504026.7%9 2013762938.2%
43Iraq4 20143288726.5%------------
"South Sudan8 20113328826.5%8 201150510.0%
44France6 201257715126.2%9 20143488725.0%
"Kazakhstan1 20121072826.2%10 20144736.4%
45Croatia12 20111513925.8%------------
"Honduras11 20131283325.8%------------
"Turkmenistan12 20131243225.8%------------
46Singapore5 2011992525.3%------------
47Canada5 20113067725.2%N.A.883438.6%
"Mauritania11 20131473725.2%11 200956814.3%
48Lao People's Democratic Republic4 20111323325.0%------------
"Lesotho2 20151203025.0%3 201533824.2%
49Viet Nam5 201149812124.3%------------
50Israel3 20151202924.2%------------
51Poland10 201146011124.1%10 20111001313.0%
52Equatorial Guinea5 20131002424.0%5 2013731013.7%
53Estonia3 20151012423.8%------------
54China3 2013295969923.6%------------
55Lithuania10 20121413323.4%------------
56Kyrgyzstan10 20101202823.3%------------
57Greece1 20153006923.0%------------
58United Kingdom5 201065014822.8%N.A.79119124.1%
59Peru4 20111302922.3%------------
60Eritrea2 19941503322.0%------------
61Dominica12 201432721.9%------------
"Guinea9 20131142521.9%------------
62Republic of Moldova11 20141012221.8%------------
63Bosnia and Herzegovina10 201442921.4%1 201515213.3%
64Cabo Verde2 2011721520.8%------------
"Dominican Republic5 20101833820.8%5 20103239.4%
"Monaco2 201324520.8%------------
65Albania6 20131402920.7%------------
"Pakistan5 20133236720.7%3 20151001818.0%
66Madagascar12 20131513120.5%------------
67Bulgaria10 20142404920.4%------------
68Cambodia7 20131232520.3%1 2012611016.4%
69Bangladesh1 20143507020.0%------------
"Czech Republic10 20132004020.0%10 2014811518.5%
"Liechtenstein2 201325520.0%------------
70Colombia3 20141663319.9%3 20141022322.5%
"Saudi Arabia1 20131513019.9%------------
71Kenya3 20133506919.7%3 2013681826.5%
72United States of America11 20144328419.4%11 20141002020.0%
73Panama5 2014571119.3%------------
74Tajikistan3 2015631219.0%3 20153226.3%
75Slovakia3 20121502818.7%------------
76Sao Tome and Principe10 2014551018.2%------------
77Latvia10 20141001818.0%------------
78Togo7 2013911617.6%------------
79United Arab Emirates9 201140717.5%------------
80Montenegro10 2012811417.3%------------
81Indonesia4 20145559517.1%------------
82Morocco11 20113956717.0%10 200927062.2%
"Venezuela9 20101652817.0%------------
83Barbados2 201330516.7%3 201321523.8%
"Malawi5 20141923216.7%------------
"Saint Lucia11 201118316.7%1 201211327.3%
"San Marino11 2012601016.7%------------
84Democratic People's Republic of Korea3 201468711216.3%------------
"Ireland2 20111662716.3%4 2011601830.0%
"Republic of Korea4 20123004916.3%------------
85Libya6 20141883016.0%------------
"Uzbekistan12 20141502416.0%1 20151001717.0%
86Chile11 20131201915.8%11 201338615.8%
87Azerbaijan11 20101221915.6%------------
88Paraguay4 2013801215.0%4 201345920.0%
89Chad2 20111882814.9%------------
"Mongolia6 2012741114.9%------------
90Turkey6 20115487914.4%------------
91Saint Kitts and Nevis2 201514214.3%------------
92Gabon12 20111201714.2%12 2014991818.2%
93Fiji9 201450714.0%------------
94Somalia8 20122753813.8%------------
95Guinea-Bissau4 20141021413.7%------------
"Romania12 20124015513.7%12 2012168137.7%
96Russian Federation12 20114506113.6%N.A.1702917.1%
97Burkina Faso11 2014901213.3%------------
"Guatemala9 20111582113.3%------------
"Niger1 20111131513.3%------------
98Bahamas5 201238513.2%5 201216425.0%
99Uruguay10 2014991313.1%10 20143126.5%
100Saint Vincent and the Grenadines12 201023313.0%------------
101Malta3 201370912.9%------------
102Djibouti2 201355712.7%------------
"Jamaica12 201163812.7%9 200721628.6%
"Zambia9 20111582012.7%------------
103Cyprus5 201156712.5%------------
104Sierra Leone11 20121211512.4%------------
"Syrian Arab Republic5 20122503112.4%------------
105India4 20145436512.0%1 20142433112.8%
"Jordan1 20131501812.0%10 201375810.7%
106Suriname5 201051611.8%------------
"Ukraine10 20144225011.8%------------
107Mauritius12 201469811.6%------------
108Georgia10 20121501711.3%------------
109Antigua and Barbuda6 201418211.1%6 201417741.2%
110Liberia10 201173811.0%12 201430310.0%
111Ghana12 20122753010.9%------------
112Armenia5 20121311410.7%------------
113Malaysia5 20132222310.4%N.A.591728.8%
114Hungary4 20141982010.1%------------
115Brazil10 2014513519.9%10 2014811316.0%
116Botswana10 20146369.5%------------
"Japan12 2014475459.5%7 20132423815.7%
117Gambia3 20125359.4%------------
118Cote d'Ivoire12 2011251239.2%------------
119Democratic Republic of the Congo11 2011492448.9%1 200710854.6%
120Mali11 2013147138.8%------------
121Kiribati10 20114648.7%------------
122Bhutan7 20134748.5%4 20132528.0%
123Bahrain11 20144037.5%12 201440922.5%
124Congo7 2012136107.4%10 2014721419.4%
125Benin4 20158367.2%------------
126Tuvalu3 20151516.7%------------
127Myanmar11 2010420266.2%11 201021541.9%
"Swaziland9 20136546.2%10 2013301033.3%
128Samoa3 20114936.1%------------
"Thailand8 2014197126.1%------------
129Maldives3 20148555.9%------------
130Sri Lanka4 2010225135.8%------------
131Nauru6 20131915.3%------------
132Haiti11 20109544.2%11 20102000.0%
"Nigeria3 2015336144.2%3 201510865.6%
133Belize3 20123213.1%3 201213538.5%
"Iran (Islamic Republic of)5 201229093.1%------------
"Lebanon6 200912843.1%------------
134Comoros1 20153313.0%------------
"Marshall Islands11 20113313.0%------------
135Papua New Guinea6 201211132.7%------------
136Solomon Islands11 20145012.0%------------
137Kuwait7 20136511.5%------------
138Oman10 20118411.2%10 2011831518.1%
139Micronesia (Federated States of)3 20151400.0%------------
"Palau11 20121600.0%11 201213323.1%
"Qatar7 20133500.0%------------
"Tonga11 20142600.0%------------
"Vanuatu10 20125200.0%------------
"Yemen4 200330000.0%4 200111121.8%
140Sudan4 2015354??5 201029517.2%
* Figures correspond to the number of seats currently filled in Parliament

1 - 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.