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Government > Parliament > Seats held by women: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Number of seats held by women in country's parliament or legislative houses.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 China 635 2013
2 Soviet Union 352 1990
3 Cuba 265 2013
4 Germany 204 2013
5 Nepal 197 2013
6 Mexico 184 2013
7 South Africa 169 2013
8 Sweden 156 2013
9 France 155 2013
10 Ethiopia 152 2013
=11 United Kingdom 146 2013
=11 Algeria 146 2013
=13 Italy 135 2013
=13 Uganda 135 2013
=15 Tanzania 126 2013
=15 Spain 126 2013
17 Vietnam 122 2013
18 Poland 109 2013
19 Indonesia 104 2013
20 Mozambique 98 2013
21 Argentina 96 2013
22 South Sudan 88 2013
23 Finland 85 2013
24 Serbia 83 2013
25 Iraq 82 2013
26 Thailand 79 2013
27 Turkey 78 2013
=28 Pakistan 77 2013
=28 United States 77 2013
30 Canada 76 2013
31 Angola 75 2013
32 Denmark 70 2013
=33 Afghanistan 69 2013
=33 Bangladesh 69 2013
=35 Norway 67 2013
=35 Morocco 67 2013
37 Portugal 66 2013
38 Philippines 65 2013
=39 Madagascar 64 2013
=39 Senegal 64 2013
41 Greece 63 2013
42 Russia 61 2013
43 India 60 2013
=44 Netherlands 58 2013
=44 Switzerland 58 2013
=44 Tunisia 58 2013
47 Belgium 57 2013
=48 Bulgaria 55 2013
=48 Romania 55 2013
50 Austria 51 2013
51 South Korea 47 2013
52 Rwanda 45 2013
=53 Czech Republic 44 2013
=53 Brazil 44 2013
=53 Democratic Republic of the Congo 44 2013
56 Malawi 43 2013
57 Ukraine 42 2013
=58 Ecuador 40 2013
=58 Republic of Macedonia 40 2013
60 New Zealand 39 2013
=61 Dominican Republic 38 2013
=61 Somalia 38 2013
=61 Japan 38 2013
=64 Australia 37 2013
=64 Nicaragua 37 2013
66 Croatia 36 2013
=67 Hungary 34 2013
=67 Lithuania 34 2013
=69 Libya 33 2013
=69 Uzbekistan 33 2013
=69 Bolivia 33 2013
=69 Eritrea 33 2013
=69 Laos 33 2013
=74 Zimbabwe 32 2013
=74 Lesotho 32 2013
=74 Burundi 32 2013
=77 Syria 30 2013
=77 Saudi Arabia 30 2013
=79 Slovenia 29 2013
=79 Belarus 29 2013
=81 Slovakia 28 2013
=81 Venezuela 28 2013
=81 Ghana 28 2013
=81 Peru 28 2013
=81 Chad 28 2013
=81 Kyrgyzstan 28 2013
=87 Israel 26 2013
=87 Cote d'Ivoire 26 2013
=87 Kazakhstan 26 2013
=87 Burma 26 2013
=91 East Timor 25 2013
=91 Cameroon 25 2013
=91 Ireland 25 2013
=91 Cambodia 25 2013
=91 Iceland 25 2013
=91 Honduras 25 2013
=97 Nigeria 24 2013
=97 Singapore 24 2013
=99 Malaysia 23 2013
=99 Latvia 23 2013
=101 Guinea 22 2008
=101 Costa Rica 22 2013
=101 El Salvador 22 2013
=101 Albania 22 2013
=101 Kenya 22 2013
=106 Turkmenistan 21 2013
=106 Estonia 21 2013
=106 Mauritania 21 2013
=106 Guatemala 21 2013
=106 Guyana 21 2013
=111 Burkina Faso 20 2013
=111 Moldova 20 2013
=111 Colombia 20 2013
=111 Azerbaijan 20 2013
115 Namibia 19 2013
=116 Georgia 18 2013
=116 Jordan 18 2013
=116 Gabon 18 2013
=116 Zambia 18 2013
120 Chile 17 2013
=121 Sierra Leone 15 2013
=121 Cape Verde 15 2013
=121 Mali 15 2013
=121 Niger 15 2013
=125 Montenegro 14 2013
=125 Andorra 14 2013
=125 Armenia 14 2013
=125 Guinea-Bissau 14 2013
=125 Seychelles 14 2013
=130 Central African Republic 13 2013
=130 Mauritius 13 2013
=130 Luxembourg 13 2013
=130 Sri Lanka 13 2013
=134 Tajikistan 12 2013
=134 Trinidad and Tobago 12 2013
=134 Uruguay 12 2013
137 Mongolia 11 2013
=138 Serbia and Montenegro 10 2006
=138 Paraguay 10 2013
=138 Sao Tome and Principe 10 2013
=138 Equatorial Guinea 10 2013
=138 San Marino 10 2013
=138 Egypt 10 2013
=144 Swaziland 9 2013
=144 Bosnia and Herzegovina 9 2013
=144 Togo 9 2013
=144 Iran 9 2013
=144 Djibouti 9 2013
=149 Liberia 8 2013
=149 Jamaica 8 2013
=151 United Arab Emirates 7 2013
=151 Benin 7 2013
=153 Liechtenstein 6 2013
=153 Panama 6 2013
=153 Fiji 6 2006
=153 Suriname 6 2013
=153 Cyprus 6 2013
=153 Malta 6 2013
=159 Maldives 5 2013
=159 Botswana 5 2013
=159 The Bahamas 5 2013
=162 Dominica 4 2013
=162 Monaco 4 2013
=162 Bahrain 4 2013
=162 Lebanon 4 2013
=162 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4 2013
=162 Kiribati 4 2013
=162 Haiti 4 2013
=162 Gambia 4 2013
=162 Bhutan 4 2013
=162 Kuwait 4 2013
=172 Barbados 3 2013
=172 Papua New Guinea 3 2013
=172 Saint Lucia 3 2013
=175 Samoa 2 2013
=175 Grenada 2 2013
=175 Antigua and Barbuda 2 2013
=178 Tuvalu 1 2013
=178 Belize 1 2013
=178 Oman 1 2013
=178 Yemen 1 2013
=178 Solomon Islands 1 2013
=178 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 2013
=178 Tonga 1 2013
=178 Marshall Islands 1 2013
=178 Comoros 1 2013
=187 Vanuatu 0.0 2013
=187 Nauru 0.0 2013
=187 Palau 0.0 2013
=187 Qatar 0.0 2013
=187 Federated States of Micronesia 0.0 2013

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