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Latin America and Caribbean Compared by Government > Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

DEFINITION: Women in parliaments are the percentage of parliamentary seats in a single or lower chamber occupied by women.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Costa Rica 38.6% 2006
2 Cuba 36% 2006
3 Argentina 35% 2006
4 Peru 29.2% 2006
5 Guyana 29% 2006
6 Grenada 26.7% 2006
7 Suriname 25.5% 2006
8 Mexico 24.2% 2005
9 Honduras 23.4% 2006
10 Nicaragua 20.7% 2006
11 The Bahamas 20% 2006
12 Dominican Republic 19.7% 2006
13 Trinidad and Tobago 19.4% 2006
14 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 18.2% 2006
15 Venezuela 18% 2006
16 Bolivia 16.9% 2006
=17 Panama 16.7% 2006
=17 El Salvador 16.7% 2006
19 Ecuador 16% 2005
20 Chile 15% 2006
21 Barbados 13.3% 2006
22 Saint Kitts and Nevis 13% 2004
23 Dominica 12.9% 2006
24 Colombia 12.1% 2005
25 Jamaica 11.7% 2006
26 Uruguay 11.1% 2006
27 Antigua and Barbuda 10.5% 2006
28 Paraguay 10% 2006
29 Brazil 8.6% 2005
30 Guatemala 8.2% 2006
31 Belize 6.7% 2006
32 Saint Lucia 5.6% 2006
33 Haiti 2.4% 2006

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