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in national parliaments
Situation as of 1st December 2014  
World and regional averages The data in the table below has been compiled by the Inter-Parliamentary Union on the basis of information provided by National Parliaments by 1st December 2014. 189 countries are classified by descending order of the percentage of women in the lower or single House. Comparative data on the world and regional averages as well as data concerning the two regional parliamentary assemblies elected by direct suffrage can be found on separate pages. You can use the PARLINE database to view detailed results of parliamentary elections by country. Regional parliamentary assemblies
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WORLD CLASSIFICATION
RankCountryLower or single HouseUpper House or Senate
ElectionsSeats*Women% WElectionsSeats*Women% W
1Rwanda9 2013805163.8%9 2011261038.5%
2Bolivia10 20141306953.1%10 2014361747.2%
3Andorra4 2011281450.0%------------
4Cuba2 201361229948.9%------------
5Sweden9 201434915644.7%------------
6Seychelles9 2011321443.8%------------
7Senegal7 20121506543.3%------------
8Finland4 20112008542.5%------------
9Nicaragua11 2011923942.4%------------
10Ecuador2 20131375741.6%------------
11South Africa 15 201440016641.5%5 2014541935.2%
12Iceland4 2013632539.7%------------
"Spain11 201135013939.7%11 20112668933.5%
13Norway9 20131696739.6%------------
14Belgium5 20141505939.3%7 2014603050.0%
15Denmark9 20111797039.1%------------
16Netherlands9 20121505838.7%5 2011752736.0%
17Timor-Leste7 2012652538.5%------------
18Mexico7 201250018737.4%7 20121284434.4%
19Angola8 20122208136.8%------------
20Argentina10 20132579436.6%10 2013722838.9%
21Germany9 201363123036.5%N.A.691927.5%
22United Republic of Tanzania10 201035012636.0%------------
23Slovenia7 2014903235.6%11 20124037.5%
24Uganda2 201138613535.0%------------
25Serbia3 20142508534.0%------------
26Costa Rica2 2014571933.3%------------
"Grenada2 201315533.3%3 201313215.4%
"The F.Y.R. of Macedonia4 20141234133.3%------------
27Austria9 20131835932.2%N.A.621829.0%
28Algeria5 201246214631.6%12 2012144106.9%
29Zimbabwe7 20132708531.5%7 2013803847.5%
30Italy2 201363019831.4%2 20133179229.0%
31Guyana11 2011672131.3%------------
"Portugal6 20112307231.3%------------
"Tunisia10 20142176831.3%------------
32Cameroon9 20131805631.1%4 20131002020.0%
33Switzerland10 20112006231.0%10 201146919.6%
34Burundi7 20101053230.5%7 2010411946.3%
35New Zealand9 20141213629.8%------------
36Nepal11 201359717629.5%------------
37Trinidad and Tobago5 2010421228.6%6 201031619.4%
38Luxembourg10 2013601728.3%------------
39Ethiopia5 201054715227.8%5 20101352216.3%
40Afghanistan9 20102496927.7%1 20111022827.5%
41El Salvador3 2012842327.4%------------
42Philippines5 20132897927.3%5 201324625.0%
43Lesotho5 20121203226.7%6 201233927.3%
44Belarus9 20121092926.6%8 2012572035.1%
45South Sudan8 20113328826.5%8 201150510.0%
46Turkmenistan12 20131253326.4%------------
47France6 201257715126.2%9 20143488725.0%
48Australia9 20131503926.0%9 2013762938.2%
49Honduras11 20131283325.8%------------
50Iraq4 20143288325.3%------------
"Singapore5 2011992525.3%------------
51Kazakhstan1 20121152925.2%10 20144736.4%
"Mauritania11 20131473725.2%11 200956814.3%
52Canada5 20113077725.1%N.A.963839.6%
53Lao People's Democratic Republic4 20111323325.0%------------
54Poland10 201146011224.3%10 20111001313.0%
"Sudan4 20103548624.3%5 201029517.2%
"Viet Nam5 201149812124.3%------------
55Lithuania10 20121413424.1%------------
56Equatorial Guinea5 20131002424.0%5 201375810.7%
57Croatia12 20111513623.8%------------
58China3 2013298769923.4%------------
59Kyrgyzstan10 20101202823.3%------------
60United Kingdom5 201065014722.6%N.A.77918223.4%
61Israel1 20131202722.5%------------
62Peru4 20111302922.3%------------
63Eritrea2 19941503322.0%------------
"Uzbekistan12 20091503322.0%1 20101001515.0%
64Guinea9 20131142521.9%------------
65Bosnia and Herzegovina10 201442921.4%10 201415??
66Greece6 20123006321.0%------------
67Cabo Verde2 2011721520.8%------------
"Dominican Republic5 20101833820.8%5 20103239.4%
"Monaco2 201324520.8%------------
68Pakistan5 20133236720.7%3 20121041716.3%
69Madagascar12 20131513120.5%------------
70Cambodia7 20131232520.3%1 201261914.8%
71Albania6 20131402820.0%------------
"Bulgaria10 20142404820.0%------------
"Liechtenstein2 201325520.0%------------
72Colombia3 20141663319.9%3 20141022322.5%
"Saudi Arabia1 20131513019.9%------------
73Bangladesh1 20143486919.8%------------
74Czech Republic10 20132003919.5%10 2014811316.0%
75Panama5 2014571119.3%------------
"United States of America11 20144358419.3%11 20141002020.0%
76Kenya3 20133506719.1%3 2013681826.5%
77Estonia3 20111001919.0%------------
78Mauritius5 2010691318.8%------------
79Slovakia3 20121502818.7%------------
80San Marino11 2012601118.3%------------
81Sao Tome and Principe10 2014551018.2%------------
82Latvia10 20141001818.0%------------
83Republic of Moldova11 20141011817.8%------------
84Togo7 2013911617.6%------------
85United Arab Emirates9 201140717.5%------------
86Montenegro10 2012811417.3%------------
87Morocco11 20113956717.0%10 200927062.2%
"Venezuela9 20101652817.0%------------
88Indonesia4 20145559416.9%------------
"Tajikistan2 2010591016.9%3 201033412.1%
89Barbados2 201330516.7%3 201321628.6%
"Malawi5 20141923216.7%------------
"Saint Lucia11 201118316.7%1 201211218.2%
90Democratic People's Republic of Korea3 201468711216.3%------------
"Republic of Korea4 20123004916.3%------------
91Uruguay10 2014991616.2%10 201431929.0%
92Libya6 20141883016.0%------------
93Chile11 20131201915.8%11 201338718.4%
94Ireland2 20111662615.7%4 2011601830.0%
95Azerbaijan11 20101221915.6%------------
96Gabon12 20111201815.0%1 20091021716.7%
"Paraguay4 2013801215.0%4 201345920.0%
97Chad2 20111882814.9%------------
"Mongolia6 2012741114.9%------------
98Turkey6 20115487914.4%------------
99Malta3 2013701014.3%------------
100Fiji9 201450714.0%------------
101Somalia8 20122753813.8%------------
102Guinea-Bissau4 20141021413.7%------------
103Russian Federation12 20114506113.6%N.A.163138.0%
104Romania12 20124075513.5%12 2012176137.4%
105Guatemala9 20111582113.3%------------
"Niger1 20111131513.3%------------
106Bahamas5 201238513.2%5 201216425.0%
107Saint Vincent and the Grenadines12 201023313.0%------------
108Dominica12 200931412.9%------------
109Djibouti2 201355712.7%------------
"Jamaica12 201163812.7%9 200721628.6%
110Cyprus5 201156712.5%------------
111Sierra Leone11 20121241512.1%------------
112Georgia10 20121501812.0%------------
"Jordan1 20131501812.0%10 201375912.0%
"Syrian Arab Republic5 20122503012.0%------------
113Suriname5 201051611.8%------------
114Ukraine10 20144204911.7%------------
115India4 20145436211.4%1 20142433112.8%
116Antigua and Barbuda6 201418211.1%6 201415533.3%
117Liberia10 201173811.0%10 201130413.3%
118Ghana12 20122753010.9%------------
119Zambia9 20111581710.8%------------
120Armenia5 20121311410.7%------------
121Democratic Republic of the Congo11 20114985310.6%1 200710865.6%
122Malaysia5 20132222310.4%N.A.591728.8%
123Hungary4 20141992010.1%------------
124Brazil10 2014513519.9%10 2014811113.6%
125Botswana10 20146369.5%------------
"Mali11 2013147149.5%------------
126Cote d'Ivoire12 2011254249.4%------------
"Gambia3 20125359.4%------------
127Kiribati10 20114648.7%------------
128Bhutan7 20134748.5%4 20132528.0%
129Benin4 20118378.4%------------
130Japan12 2012480398.1%7 20132423916.1%
131Bahrain11 20144037.5%11 2010401127.5%
132Congo7 2012136107.4%10 2014721419.4%
133Nigeria4 2011360246.7%4 201110976.4%
"Saint Kitts and Nevis1 20101516.7%------------
"Tuvalu9 20101516.7%------------
134Swaziland9 20136546.2%10 2013301033.3%
135Samoa3 20114936.1%------------
"Thailand8 2014197126.1%------------
136Maldives3 20148555.9%------------
137Sri Lanka4 2010225135.8%------------
138Myanmar11 2010429245.6%11 201022441.8%
139Nauru6 20131915.3%------------
140Haiti11 20109544.2%11 20102000.0%
141Belize3 20123213.1%3 201213538.5%
"Iran (Islamic Republic of)5 201229093.1%------------
"Lebanon6 200912843.1%------------
142Comoros12 20093313.0%------------
"Marshall Islands11 20113313.0%------------
143Papua New Guinea6 201211132.7%------------
144Solomon Islands11 20145012.0%------------
145Kuwait7 20136511.5%------------
146Oman10 20118411.2%10 2011831518.1%
147Yemen4 200330110.3%4 200111121.8%
148Micronesia (Federated States of)3 20131400.0%------------
"Palau11 20121600.0%11 201213323.1%
"Qatar7 20133500.0%------------
"Tonga11 20142600.0%------------
"Vanuatu10 20125200.0%------------
?Mozambique10 2014250??------------
?Namibia11 201496??11 201026726.9%
* Figures correspond to the number of seats currently filled in Parliament

1 - South Africa: The figures on the distribution of seats do not include the 36 special rotating delegates appointed on an ad hoc basis, and all percentages given are therefore calculated on the basis of the 54 permanent seats.