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in national parliaments
Situation as of 1st June 2014  
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 june 2014. 188 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%
2Andorra4 2011281450.0%------------
3Cuba2 201361229948.9%------------
4Sweden9 201034915745.0%------------
5Seychelles9 2011321443.8%------------
6Senegal7 20121506543.3%------------
7Finland4 20112008542.5%------------
8Nicaragua11 2011923942.4%------------
9Ecuador2 20131375741.6%------------
10South Africa 15 201440016340.8%5 2014541935.2%
11Iceland4 2013632539.7%------------
"Spain11 201135013939.7%11 20112668933.5%
12Norway9 20131696739.6%------------
13Belgium5 20141505939.3%6 2010712839.4%
14Mozambique10 20092509839.2%------------
15Denmark9 20111797039.1%------------
16Netherlands9 20121505838.7%5 2011752736.0%
17Timor-Leste7 2012652538.5%------------
18Mexico7 201250018737.4%7 20121284434.4%
19Angola8 20122208136.8%------------
20Argentina10 20132579436.6%10 2013722838.9%
21Germany9 201363123036.5%N.A.691927.5%
22United Republic of Tanzania10 201035012636.0%------------
23Uganda2 201138613535.0%------------
24Serbia3 20142508534.0%------------
25New Zealand11 20111214133.9%------------
26Costa Rica2 2014571933.3%------------
"Grenada2 201315533.3%3 201313215.4%
"Slovenia12 2011903033.3%11 20124037.5%
27The F.Y.R. of Macedonia4 20141234032.5%------------
28Austria9 20131835932.2%N.A.621829.0%
29Algeria5 201246214631.6%12 2012144106.9%
30Zimbabwe7 20132708531.5%7 2013803847.5%
31Italy2 201363019831.4%2 20133179229.0%
32Guyana11 2011672131.3%------------
"Portugal6 20112307231.3%------------
33Cameroon9 20131805631.1%4 20131002020.0%
34Switzerland10 20112006231.0%10 201146919.6%
35Burundi7 20101053230.5%7 2010411946.3%
36Nepal11 201357517229.9%------------
37Trinidad and Tobago5 2010421228.6%6 201031619.4%
38Luxembourg10 2013601728.3%------------
39Tunisia10 20112176128.1%------------
40Ethiopia5 201054715227.8%5 20101352216.3%
41Afghanistan9 20102496927.7%1 20111022827.5%
42El Salvador3 2012842327.4%------------
43Philippines5 20132897927.3%5 201324625.0%
44Lesotho5 20121203226.7%6 201233927.3%
45Belarus9 20121092926.6%8 2012572035.1%
46South Sudan8 20113328826.5%8 201150510.0%
47Turkmenistan12 20131253326.4%------------
48France6 201257715126.2%9 20113477822.5%
49Australia9 20131503926.0%9 2013753141.3%
50Honduras11 20131283325.8%------------
51Namibia11 2009782025.6%11 201026726.9%
52Bolivia12 20091303325.4%12 2009361747.2%
53Iraq4 20143288325.3%------------
"Singapore5 2011992525.3%------------
54Kazakhstan1 20121152925.2%8 20114736.4%
"Mauritania11 20131473725.2%11 200956814.3%
55Canada5 20113077725.1%N.A.963839.6%
56Lao People's Democratic Republic4 20111323325.0%------------
"Latvia9 20111002525.0%------------
57Bulgaria5 20132405924.6%------------
58Poland10 201146011224.3%10 20111001313.0%
"Sudan4 20103548624.3%5 201029517.2%
"Viet Nam5 201149812124.3%------------
59Lithuania10 20121413424.1%------------
60Equatorial Guinea5 20131002424.0%5 201375810.7%
61Croatia12 20111513623.8%------------
62China3 2013298769923.4%------------
63Kyrgyzstan10 20101202823.3%------------
64Madagascar12 20131473423.1%------------
65United Kingdom5 201065014722.6%N.A.77918223.4%
66Israel1 20131202722.5%------------
67Peru4 20111302922.3%------------
68Eritrea2 19941503322.0%------------
"Uzbekistan12 20091503322.0%1 20101001515.0%
69Guinea9 20131142521.9%------------
70Bosnia and Herzegovina10 201042921.4%6 201115213.3%
71Greece6 20123006321.0%------------
72Cabo Verde2 2011721520.8%------------
"Dominican Republic5 20101833820.8%5 20103239.4%
"Monaco2 201324520.8%------------
73Pakistan5 20133236720.7%3 20121041716.3%
74Cambodia7 20131232520.3%1 201261914.8%
75Albania6 20131402820.0%------------
"Liechtenstein2 201325520.0%------------
76Saudi Arabia1 20131513019.9%------------
77Bangladesh1 20143486919.8%------------
78Czech Republic10 20132003919.5%10 2012811417.3%
79Panama5 2014571119.3%------------
80Kenya3 20133506719.1%3 2013681826.5%
81Estonia3 20111001919.0%------------
82Burkina Faso12 20121272418.9%------------
83Mauritius5 2010691318.8%------------
"Republic of Moldova11 20101011918.8%------------
84Slovakia3 20121502818.7%------------
85San Marino11 2012601118.3%------------
"United States of America11 20124327918.3%11 20121002020.0%
86Sao Tome and Principe8 2010551018.2%------------
87Togo7 2013911617.6%------------
88United Arab Emirates9 201140717.5%------------
89Morocco11 20113956717.0%10 200927062.2%
"Venezuela9 20101652817.0%------------
90Indonesia4 20145609416.8%------------
91Barbados2 201330516.7%3 201321628.6%
"Malawi5 20141923216.7%------------
"Saint Lucia11 201118316.7%1 201211218.2%
92Libya7 20122003316.5%------------
93Democratic People's Republic of Korea3 201468711216.3%------------
94Tajikistan2 2010631015.9%3 201034411.8%
95Chile11 20131201915.8%11 201338718.4%
96Ireland2 20111662615.7%4 2011601931.7%
"Republic of Korea4 20123004715.7%------------
97Azerbaijan11 20101221915.6%------------
98Gabon12 20111201815.0%1 20091021716.7%
"Paraguay4 2013801215.0%4 201345920.0%
99Chad2 20111882814.9%------------
"Mongolia6 2012741114.9%------------
100Montenegro10 2012811214.8%------------
101Turkey6 20115487914.4%------------
102Malta3 2013701014.3%------------
103Somalia8 20122753813.8%------------
104Guinea-Bissau4 20141021413.7%------------
105Russian Federation12 20114506113.6%N.A.163138.0%
106Romania12 20124075513.5%12 2012176137.4%
107Guatemala9 20111582113.3%------------
"Niger1 20111131513.3%------------
108Bahamas5 201238513.2%5 201216425.0%
109Uruguay10 2009991313.1%10 20093126.5%
110Saint Vincent and the Grenadines12 201023313.0%------------
111Dominica12 200931412.9%------------
112Djibouti2 201355712.7%------------
"Jamaica12 201163812.7%9 200721628.6%
113Cyprus5 201156712.5%------------
114Sierra Leone11 20121241512.1%------------
115Georgia10 20121501812.0%------------
"Jordan1 20131501812.0%10 201375912.0%
"Syrian Arab Republic5 20122503012.0%------------
116Suriname5 201051611.8%------------
117India4 20145436211.4%2 20142432911.9%
118Liberia10 201173811.0%10 201130413.3%
119Ghana12 20122753010.9%------------
120Zambia9 20111581710.8%------------
121Armenia5 20121311410.7%------------
122Democratic Republic of the Congo11 20114985310.6%1 200710865.6%
123Antigua and Barbuda3 200919210.5%4 200917529.4%
124Malaysia5 20132222310.4%N.A.591728.8%
125Bahrain10 201040410.0%11 2010401127.5%
126Ukraine10 2012442439.7%------------
127Botswana10 20096369.5%------------
"Hungary4 2014199199.5%------------
"Mali11 2013147149.5%------------
128Cote d'Ivoire12 2011254249.4%------------
"Gambia3 20125359.4%------------
129Kiribati10 20114648.7%------------
130Brazil10 2010513448.6%10 2010811316.0%
131Bhutan7 20134748.5%4 20132528.0%
132Benin4 20118378.4%------------
133Japan12 2012480398.1%7 20132423916.1%
134Congo7 2012136107.4%10 2011721013.9%
135Nigeria4 2011360246.7%4 201110976.4%
"Saint Kitts and Nevis1 20101516.7%------------
"Tuvalu9 20101516.7%------------
136Swaziland9 20136546.2%10 2013301033.3%
137Maldives3 20148555.9%------------
138Sri Lanka4 2010225135.8%------------
139Myanmar11 2010429245.6%11 201022441.8%
140Nauru6 20131915.3%------------
141Haiti11 20109544.2%11 20102000.0%
142Samoa3 20114924.1%------------
143Tonga11 20102813.6%------------
144Belize3 20123213.1%3 201213538.5%
"Iran (Islamic Republic of)5 201229093.1%------------
"Lebanon6 200912843.1%------------
145Comoros12 20093313.0%------------
"Marshall Islands11 20113313.0%------------
146Papua New Guinea6 201211132.7%------------
147Solomon Islands8 20105012.0%------------
148Kuwait7 20136011.7%------------
149Oman10 20118411.2%10 2011831518.1%
150Yemen4 200330110.3%4 200111121.8%
151Micronesia (Federated States of)3 20131400.0%------------
"Palau11 20121600.0%11 201213323.1%
"Qatar7 20133500.0%------------
"Vanuatu10 20125200.0%------------
?Colombia3 2014165??3 2014100??
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* 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.