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Government > Democracy > Female candidacy: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Year in which women received the right to stand for election. Data refer to the year in which right to vote or stand for election on a universal and equal basis was recognized. Where two years are shown, the first refers to the first partial recognition of the right to stand for election.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Namibia 1,989 2001
=2 Central African Republic 1,986 2001
=2 Djibouti 1,986 2001
4 Zimbabwe 1,978 2001
5 Guinea-Bissau 1,977 2001
=6 Vanuatu 1,975 2001
=6 Sao Tome and Principe 1,975 2001
=6 Cape Verde 1,975 2001
=6 Angola 1,975 2001
=6 Mozambique 1,975 2001
=11 Jordan 1,974 2001
=11 Solomon Islands 1,974 2001
13 Bahrain 1,973 2001
14 Bangladesh 1,972 2001
15 Switzerland 1,971 2001
16 Swaziland 1,968 2001
17 Yemen 1,967 2001
=18 Botswana 1,965 2001
=18 Lesotho 1,965 2001
=20 Libya 1,964 2001
=20 Sudan 1,964 2001
=22 Morocco 1,963 2001
=22 Fiji 1,963 2001
=22 Papua New Guinea 1,963 2001
=22 Equatorial Guinea 1,963 2001
=22 Iran 1,963 2001
=22 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,963 2001
=28 Uganda 1,962 2001
=28 Algeria 1,962 2001
=28 Zambia 1,962 2001
=31 Malawi 1,961 2001
=31 El Salvador 1,961 2001
=31 Rwanda 1,961 2001
=31 Sierra Leone 1,961 2001
=31 Mauritania 1,961 2001
=31 Paraguay 1,961 2001
=31 The Bahamas 1,961 2001
=31 Burundi 1,961 2001
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 1,960.48 2001
=39 The Gambia 1,960 2001
=39 Cyprus 1,960 2001
41 Madagascar 1,959 2001
=42 Burkina Faso 1,958 2001
=42 Guinea 1,958 2001
=42 Nigeria 1,958 2001
=42 Laos 1,958 2001
=42 Chad 1,958 2001
Former French colonies average (profile) 1,957.64 2001
=47 Malaysia 1,957 2001
=47 Tunisia 1,957 2001
=49 Mauritius 1,956 2001
=49 Gabon 1,956 2001
=49 Benin 1,956 2001
=49 Mali 1,956 2001
=49 Egypt 1,956 2001
=49 Comoros 1,956 2001
South Asia average (profile) 1,955.5 2001
=55 Ethiopia 1,955 2001
=55 Cambodia 1,955 2001
=55 Eritrea 1,955 2001
=55 Peru 1,955 2001
=55 Nicaragua 1,955 2001
=55 Honduras 1,955 2001
=61 Belize 1,954 2001
=61 Colombia 1,954 2001
=61 Ghana 1,954 2001
=64 Syria 1,953 2001
=64 Mexico 1,953 2001
=64 Bhutan 1,953 2001
=67 Lebanon 1,952 2001
=67 Cote d'Ivoire 1,952 2001
=69 Dominica 1,951 2001
=69 Nepal 1,951 2001
=69 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1,951 2001
=69 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1,951 2001
=69 Grenada 1,951 2001
=69 Antigua and Barbuda 1,951 2001
=75 Barbados 1,950 2001
=75 India 1,950 2001
=75 Haiti 1,950 2001
=78 Costa Rica 1,949 2001
=78 China 1,949 2001
Former British colonies average (profile) 1,948.61 2001
=80 South Korea 1,948 2001
=80 Suriname 1,948 2001
=80 Israel 1,948 2001
=80 Niger 1,948 2001
=80 Seychelles 1,948 2001
=85 Argentina 1,947 2001
=85 Pakistan 1,947 2001
=85 Malta 1,947 2001
=85 Singapore 1,947 2001
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 1,946.67 2001
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 1,946.45 2001
=89 Cameroon 1,946 2001
=89 Venezuela 1,946 2001
=89 Trinidad and Tobago 1,946 2001
=89 Guatemala 1,946 2001
=89 Vietnam 1,946 2001
=89 Burma 1,946 2001
=95 Indonesia 1,945 2001
=95 Italy 1,945 2001
=95 Senegal 1,945 2001
=95 Slovenia 1,945 2001
=95 Togo 1,945 2001
=95 Japan 1,945 2001
=95 Croatia 1,945 2001
=95 Guyana 1,945 2001
=103 France 1,944 2001
=103 Jamaica 1,944 2001
=103 Bulgaria 1,944 2001
106 Dominican Republic 1,942 2001
Catholic countries average (profile) 1,941.76 2001
107 Panama 1,941 2001
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 1,939.88 2001
South and Central Asia average (profile) 1,938.92 2001
=108 Uzbekistan 1,938 2001
=108 Bolivia 1,938 2001
110 Philippines 1,937 2001
Emerging markets average (profile) 1,936.16 2001
=111 Turkey 1,934 2001
=111 Cuba 1,934 2001
=111 Brazil 1,934 2001
=114 Thailand 1,932 2001
=114 Maldives 1,932 2001
=114 Uruguay 1,932 2001
=117 Portugal 1,931 2001
=117 Spain 1,931 2001
=117 Chile 1,931 2001
=117 Sri Lanka 1,931 2001
121 South Africa 1,930 2001
=122 Ecuador 1,929 2001
=122 Romania 1,929 2001
Eurozone average (profile) 1,927.94 2001
=124 Turkmenistan 1,927 2001
=124 Greece 1,927 2001
Non-religious countries average (profile) 1,926.92 2001
European Union average (profile) 1,926.36 2001
NATO countries average (profile) 1,925.11 2001
=126 Tajikistan 1,924 2001
=126 Saint Lucia 1,924 2001
=126 Mongolia 1,924 2001
=126 Kazakhstan 1,924 2001
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 1,921.71 2001
=130 Lithuania 1,921 2001
=130 Azerbaijan 1,921 2001
=130 Armenia 1,921 2001
=130 Belgium 1,921 2001
High income OECD countries average (profile) 1,920.97 2001
=134 Canada 1,920 2001
=134 Slovakia 1,920 2001
=134 Albania 1,920 2001
=134 Czech Republic 1,920 2001
=138 Luxembourg 1,919 2001
=138 New Zealand 1,919 2001
=138 Kenya 1,919 2001
=138 Ukraine 1,919 2001
=138 Belarus 1,919 2001
=143 Ireland 1,918 2001
=143 Georgia 1,918 2001
=143 Estonia 1,918 2001
=143 Hungary 1,918 2001
=143 United Kingdom 1,918 2001
=143 Russia 1,918 2001
=143 Austria 1,918 2001
=143 Latvia 1,918 2001
=143 Germany 1,918 2001
=143 Poland 1,918 2001
=143 Kyrgyzstan 1,918 2001
154 Netherlands 1,917 2001
=155 Denmark 1,915 2001
=155 Iceland 1,915 2001
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 1,911.14 2001
=157 Norway 1,907 2001
=157 Sweden 1,907 2001
159 Finland 1,906 2001
160 Australia 1,902 2001
161 United States 1,788 2001

Citation

"Countries Compared by Government > Democracy > Female candidacy. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 1995. Women in Parliaments 1945-1995: A World Statistical Survey. Geneva and IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2001. Correspondence on year women received the right to vote and to stand for election and year first woman was elected or appointed to parliament. March. Geneva. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://148.251.51.235/country-info/stats/Government/Democracy/Female-candidacy

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