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Government > Democracy > First female parliamentarian: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Year first woman elected or appointed to parliament.
COUNTRY DESCRIPTION
Albania 1945 (elected)
Algeria 1962 (appointed)
Angola 1980 (elected)
Antigua and Barbuda 1984 (appointed)
Argentina 1951 (elected)
Armenia 1990 (elected)
Australia 1943 (elected)
Austria 1919 (elected)
Azerbaijan 1990 (elected)
Bangladesh 1973 (elected)
Barbados 1966 (appointed)
Belarus 1990 (elected)
Belgium 1921 (appointed)
Belize 1984 (elected and appointed)
Benin 1979 (elected)
Bhutan 1975 (elected)
Bolivia 1966 (elected)
Botswana 1979 (elected)
Brazil 1933 (elected)
Bulgaria 1945 (elected)
Burkina Faso 1978 (elected)
Burma 1947 (elected)
Burundi 1982 (elected)
Cambodia 1958 (elected)
Cameroon 1960 (elected)
Canada 1921 (elected)
Cape Verde 1975 (elected)
Central African Republic 1987 (elected)
Chad 1962 (elected)
Chile 1951 (elected)
China 1954 (elected)
Colombia 1954 (appointed)
Comoros 1993 (elected)
Costa Rica 1953 (elected)
Cote d'Ivoire 1965 (elected)
Croatia 1992 (elected)
Cuba 1940 (elected)
Cyprus 1963 (elected)
Czech Republic 1992 (elected)
Democratic Republic of the Congo 1963 (elected)
Denmark 1918 (elected)
Dominica 1980 (elected)
Dominican Republic 1942 (elected)
Ecuador 1956 (elected)
Egypt 1957 (elected)
El Salvador 1961 (elected)
Equatorial Guinea 1968 (elected)
Eritrea 1994 (elected)
Estonia 1919 (elected)
Ethiopia 1957 (elected)
Fiji 1970A
Finland 1907 (elected)
France 1945 (elected)
Gabon 1961 (elected)
Georgia 1992 (elected)
Germany 1919 (elected)
Ghana 1960 (appointed)
Greece 1952 (elected)
Grenada 1976 (elected and appointed)
Guatemala 1956 (elected)
Guinea 1963 (elected)
Guinea-Bissau 1972 (appointed)
Guyana 1968 (elected)
Haiti 1961 (elected)
Honduras 1957
Hungary 1920 (elected)
Iceland 1922 (elected)
India 1952 (elected)
Indonesia 1950 (appointed)
Iran 1963 (elected and appointed)
Ireland 1918 (elected)
Israel 1949 (elected)
Italy 1946 (elected)
Jamaica 1944 (elected)
Japan 1946 (elected)
Jordan 1989 (appointed)
Kazakhstan 1990 (elected)
Kenya 1969 (elected and appointed)
Kyrgyzstan 1990 (elected)
Laos 1958 (elected)
Lebanon 1991 (appointed)
Lesotho 1965 (appointed)
Lithuania 1920 (elected)
Luxembourg 1919 (elected)
Madagascar 1965 (elected)
Malawi 1964 (elected)
Malaysia 1959 (elected)
Maldives 1979 (elected)
Mali 1964 (elected)
Malta 1966 (elected)
Mauritania 1975 (elected)
Mauritius 1976 (elected)
Mexico 1952 (appointed)
Mongolia 1951 (elected)
Morocco 1993 (elected)
Mozambique 1977 (elected)
Namibia 1989 (elected)
Nepal 1952 (appointed)
Netherlands 1918 (elected)
New Zealand 1933 (elected)
Nicaragua 1972 (elected)
Niger 1989 (elected)
Norway 1911 (appointed)
Pakistan 1973 (elected)
Panama 1946 (elected)
Papua New Guinea 1977 (elected)
Paraguay 1963 (elected)
Peru 1956 (elected)
Philippines 1941 (elected)
Poland 1919 (elected)
Portugal 1934 (elected and appointed)
Romania 1946 (elected)
Russia 1993 (elected)
Rwanda 1965
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1984 (elected)
Saint Lucia 1979 (appointed)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1979 (elected)
Sao Tome and Principe 1975 (elected)
Senegal 1963 (elected)
Seychelles 1976 (elected and appointed)
Singapore 1963 (elected)
Slovakia 1992 (elected)
Slovenia 1992 (elected)
Solomon Islands 1993 (elected)
South Africa 1933 (elected)
South Korea 1948 (elected)
Spain 1931 (elected)
Sri Lanka 1947 (elected)
Sudan 1964 (elected)
Suriname 1975 (elected)
Swaziland 1972 (elected and appointed)
Sweden 1921 (elected)
Switzerland 1971 (elected)
Syria 1973 (elected)
Tajikistan 1990 (elected)
Thailand 1948 (appointed)
The Bahamas 1977 (appointed)
The Gambia 1982 (elected)
Togo 1961 (elected)
Trinidad and Tobago 1962 (elected and appointed)
Tunisia 1959 (elected)
Turkey 1935 (appointed)
Turkmenistan 1990 (elected)
Uganda 1962 (appointed)
Ukraine 1990 (elected)
United Kingdom 1918 (elected)
United States 1917 (elected)
Uruguay 1942 (elected)
Uzbekistan 1990 (elected)
Vanuatu 1987 (elected)
Venezuela 1948 (elected)
Vietnam 1976 (elected)
Yemen 1990 (elected)
Zambia 1964 (elected and appointed)
Zimbabwe 1980 (elected and appointed)

Citation

"Countries Compared by Government > Democracy > First female parliamentarian. 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://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Government/Democracy/First-female-parliamentarian

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