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in national parliaments
Situation as of 1st January 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 January 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%
3Andorra4 2011281450.0%------------
4Cuba2 201361229948.9%------------
5Seychelles9 2011321443.8%------------
6Sweden9 201434915243.6%------------
7Senegal7 20121506442.7%------------
8Finland4 20112008542.5%------------
9Ecuador2 20131375741.6%------------
10South Africa 15 201440016641.5%5 2014541935.2%
11Iceland4 2013632641.3%------------
12Spain11 201135014441.1%11 20112669033.8%
13Mozambique10 20142509939.6%------------
"Norway9 20131696739.6%------------
14Belgium5 20141505939.3%7 2014603050.0%
15Nicaragua11 2011923639.1%------------
16Timor-Leste7 2012652538.5%------------
17Denmark9 20111796838.0%------------
"Mexico7 201250019038.0%7 20121284333.6%
18Netherlands9 20121505637.3%5 2011752736.0%
19Angola8 20122208136.8%------------
20Slovenia7 2014903336.7%11 20124037.5%
21Germany9 201363123036.5%N.A.692840.6%
22Argentina10 20132579336.2%10 2013722838.9%
23United Republic of Tanzania10 201035012636.0%------------
24Uganda2 201138613535.0%------------
25Serbia3 20142508534.0%------------
26Costa Rica2 2014571933.3%------------
"Grenada2 201315533.3%3 201313215.4%
"The F.Y.R. of Macedonia4 20141234133.3%------------
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 201359717629.5%------------
36Trinidad and Tobago5 2010421228.6%6 201031619.4%
37Luxembourg10 2013601728.3%------------
38Namibia11 2014782228.2%11 201026623.1%
39Ethiopia5 201054715227.8%5 20101352216.3%
40Afghanistan9 20102496927.7%1 20111022827.5%
41El Salvador3 2012842327.4%------------
42Belarus9 20121103027.3%8 2012562035.7%
43Philippines5 20132907927.2%5 201324625.0%
44Australia9 20131504026.7%9 2013762938.2%
"Lesotho5 20121203226.7%6 201233927.3%
45Iraq4 20143288726.5%------------
"South Sudan8 20113328826.5%8 201150510.0%
46France6 201257715126.2%9 20143488725.0%
"Kazakhstan1 20121072826.2%10 20144736.4%
47Croatia12 20111513925.8%------------
"Honduras11 20131283325.8%------------
"Turkmenistan12 20131243225.8%------------
48Singapore5 2011992525.3%------------
49Canada5 20113067725.2%N.A.883438.6%
"Mauritania11 20131473725.2%11 200956814.3%
50Lao People's Democratic Republic4 20111323325.0%------------
51Sudan4 20103548624.3%5 201029517.2%
"Viet Nam5 201149812124.3%------------
52Poland10 201146011124.1%10 20111001313.0%
53Equatorial Guinea5 20131002424.0%5 2013731013.7%
54China3 2013295969923.6%------------
55Lithuania10 20121413323.4%------------
56Kyrgyzstan10 20101202823.3%------------
57United Kingdom5 201065014822.8%N.A.79119124.1%
58Israel1 20131202722.5%------------
59Peru4 20111302922.3%------------
60Eritrea2 19941503322.0%------------
61Dominica12 201432721.9%------------
"Guinea9 20131142521.9%------------
62Bosnia and Herzegovina10 201442921.4%10 201415213.3%
63Greece6 20123006321.0%------------
64Cabo Verde2 2011721520.8%------------
"Dominican Republic5 20101833820.8%5 20103239.4%
"Monaco2 201324520.8%------------
"Republic of Moldova11 20141012120.8%------------
65Albania6 20131402920.7%------------
"Pakistan5 20133236720.7%3 20121041716.3%
66Madagascar12 20131513120.5%------------
67Bulgaria10 20142404920.4%------------
68Cambodia7 20131232520.3%1 2012611016.4%
69Bangladesh1 20143507020.0%------------
"Liechtenstein2 201325520.0%------------
70Colombia3 20141663319.9%3 20141022322.5%
"Saudi Arabia1 20131513019.9%------------
71Estonia3 20111012019.8%------------
72Kenya3 20133506919.7%3 2013681826.5%
73Panama5 2014571119.3%------------
"United States of America11 20144358419.3%11 20141002020.0%
74Czech Republic10 20132003819.0%10 2014811518.5%
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%------------
83Tajikistan2 2010591016.9%3 201033412.1%
84Barbados2 201330516.7%3 201321523.8%
"Malawi5 20141923216.7%------------
"Saint Lucia11 201118316.7%1 201211327.3%
"San Marino11 2012601016.7%------------
85Democratic People's Republic of Korea3 201468711216.3%------------
"Ireland2 20111662716.3%4 2011601830.0%
"Republic of Korea4 20123004916.3%------------
86Libya6 20141883016.0%------------
"Uzbekistan12 20141502416.0%1 20101001717.0%
87Chile11 20131201915.8%11 201338615.8%
88Azerbaijan11 20101221915.6%------------
89Paraguay4 2013801215.0%4 201345920.0%
90Chad2 20111882814.9%------------
"Mongolia6 2012741114.9%------------
91Turkey6 20115487914.4%------------
92Gabon12 20111201714.2%12 20141021918.6%
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%
100Malta3 201369913.0%------------
"Saint Vincent and the Grenadines12 201023313.0%------------
101Djibouti2 201355712.7%------------
"Jamaica12 201163812.7%9 200721628.6%
"Zambia9 20111582012.7%------------
102Cyprus5 201156712.5%------------
103Sierra Leone11 20121211512.4%------------
"Syrian Arab Republic5 20122503112.4%------------
104India4 20145436512.0%1 20142433112.8%
"Jordan1 20131501812.0%10 201375810.7%
105Suriname5 201051611.8%------------
"Ukraine10 20144225011.8%------------
106Mauritius12 201469811.6%------------
107Georgia10 20121501711.3%------------
108Antigua and Barbuda6 201418211.1%6 201417741.2%
109Liberia10 201173811.0%12 201430310.0%
110Ghana12 20122753010.9%------------
111Armenia5 20121311410.7%------------
112Malaysia5 20132222310.4%N.A.591728.8%
113Hungary4 20141982010.1%------------
114Botswana10 20146369.5%------------
"Japan12 2014475459.5%7 20132423815.7%
"Mali11 2013147149.5%------------
115Gambia3 20125359.4%------------
116Cote d'Ivoire12 2011251239.2%------------
117Brazil10 2014513469.0%10 2014811113.6%
118Democratic Republic of the Congo11 2011492448.9%1 200710854.6%
119Kiribati10 20114648.7%------------
120Bhutan7 20134748.5%4 20132528.0%
121Benin4 20118378.4%------------
122Bahrain11 20144037.5%12 201440922.5%
123Congo7 2012136107.4%10 2014721419.4%
124Nigeria4 2011360246.7%4 201110976.4%
"Saint Kitts and Nevis1 20101516.7%------------
"Tuvalu9 20101516.7%------------
125Myanmar11 2010420266.2%11 201021541.9%
"Swaziland9 20136546.2%10 2013301033.3%
126Samoa3 20114936.1%------------
"Thailand8 2014197126.1%------------
127Maldives3 20148555.9%------------
128Sri Lanka4 2010225135.8%------------
129Nauru6 20131915.3%------------
130Haiti11 20109544.2%11 20102000.0%
131Belize3 20123213.1%3 201213538.5%
"Iran (Islamic Republic of)5 201229093.1%------------
"Lebanon6 200912843.1%------------
132Comoros12 20093313.0%------------
"Marshall Islands11 20113313.0%------------
133Papua New Guinea6 201211132.7%------------
134Solomon Islands11 20145012.0%------------
135Kuwait7 20136511.5%------------
136Oman10 20118411.2%10 2011831518.1%
137Yemen4 200330110.3%4 200111121.8%
138Micronesia (Federated States of)3 20131400.0%------------
"Palau11 20121600.0%11 201213323.1%
"Qatar7 20133500.0%------------
"Tonga11 20142600.0%------------
"Vanuatu10 20125200.0%------------
* 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.