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South Asia 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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Afghanistan 27.3% 2006
2 Pakistan 21.3% 2006
3 Bangladesh 15.1% 2006
4 India 8.3% 2006
5 Bhutan 2.7% 2006

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South Asia Compared by Government > Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

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Interesting observations about Government > Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

  • Costa Rica ranked first for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst Hot countries in 2006.
  • Rwanda ranked first for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst Christian countries in 2006.
  • Sweden ranked first for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst Europe in 2006.
  • Afghanistan ranked first for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst Muslim countries in 2006.
  • Netherlands ranked first for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2006.
  • New Zealand ranked first for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst Former British colonies in 2006.
  • Norway ranked first for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst NATO countries in 2006.
  • Argentina ranked first for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst Emerging markets in 2006.
  • Spain ranked second for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst Catholic countries in 2006.
  • Finland ranked second for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst European Union in 2006.
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