Seats held by women in national parliament

percent, 1990–2016

Info Edit
    1990 Ranking
    1. Sweden 38.40
    2. Guyana 36.90
    3. Norway 35.80
    4. Armenia 35.60
    5. Romania 34.40
    6. Cuba 33.90
    7. Finland 31.50
    8. Denmark 30.70
    9. Albania 28.80
    10. Turkmenistan 26.00
    11. Mongolia 24.90
    12. Netherlands 21.30
    13. China 21.30
    14. North Korea 21.10
    15. Bulgaria 21.00
    16. Hungary 20.70
    17. Iceland 20.60
    18. Guinea Bissau 20.00
    19. Vietnam 17.70
    20. Rwanda 17.10
    21. Trinidad and Tobago 16.70
    22. Seychelles 16.00
    23. Mozambique 15.70
    24. Russia 15.60
    25. Nicaragua 14.80
    26. Spain 14.60
    27. Angola 14.50
    28. New Zealand 14.40
    29. Cameroon 14.40
    30. Congo (Brazzaville) 14.30
    31. Switzerland 14.00
    32. Poland 13.50
    33. Luxembourg 13.30
    34. Gabon 13.30
    35. Equatorial Guinea 13.30
    36. Canada 13.30
    37. Italy 12.90
    38. Senegal 12.50
    39. Indonesia 12.40
    40. Uganda 12.20
    41. Mexico 12.00
    42. Cape Verde 12.00
    43. Saint Thomas and Principe 11.80
    44. El Salvador 11.70
    45. San Marino 11.70
    46. Austria 11.50
    47. Monaco 11.10
    48. Zimbabwe 11.00
    49. Iraq 10.80
    50. Costa Rica 10.50
    51. Bangladesh 10.30
    52. Honduras 10.20
    53. Pakistan 10.10
    54. Dominica 10.00
    55. Venezuela 10.00
    56. Malawi 9.80
    57. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 9.50
    58. Syria 9.20
    59. Bolivia 9.20
    60. Philippines 9.10
    61. Belgium 8.50
    62. Gambia 7.80
    63. Ireland 7.80
    64. Suriname 7.80
    65. Tuvalu 7.70
    66. Portugal 7.60
    67. Dominican Republic 7.50
    68. Panama 7.50
    69. Mauritius 7.10
    70. Guatemala 7.00
    71. France 6.90
    72. Namibia 6.90
    73. Greece 6.70
    74. Saint Kitts and Nevis 6.70
    75. Israel 6.70
    76. United States 6.60
    77. Zambia 6.60
    78. Madagascar 6.50
    79. United Kingdom 6.30
    80. Maldives 6.30
    81. Laos 6.30
    82. Argentina 6.30
    83. Nepal 6.10
    84. Australia 6.10
    85. Uruguay 6.10
    86. Ivory Coast 5.70
    87. Paraguay 5.60
    88. Peru 5.60
    89. Nauru 5.60
    90. Niger 5.40
    91. Congo (Kinshasa) 5.40
    92. Brazil 5.30
    93. Togo 5.20
    94. Malaysia 5.10
    95. Botswana 5.00
    96. India 5.00
    97. Jamaica 5.00
    98. Singapore 4.90
    99. Sri Lanka 4.90
    100. Ecuador 4.50
    101. Colombia 4.50
    102. Tunisia 4.30
    103. Vanuatu 4.30
    104. Yemen 4.10
    105. Bahamas 4.10
    106. Somalia 4.00
    107. Liechtenstein 4.00
    108. Egypt 3.90
    109. Central African Republic 3.80
    110. Afghanistan 3.70
    111. Barbados 3.70
    112. Swaziland 3.60
    113. Benin 2.90
    114. Malta 2.90
    115. Thailand 2.80
    116. South Africa 2.80
    117. Algeria 2.40
    118. Bhutan 2.00
    119. South Korea 2.00
    120. Cyprus 1.80
    121. Iran 1.50
    122. Japan 1.40
    123. Turkey 1.30
    124. Kenya 1.10
    2016 Ranking
    1. Rwanda 63.80
    2. Bolivia 53.10
    3. Cuba 48.90
    4. Seychelles 43.80
    5. Sweden 43.60
    6. Senegal 42.70
    7. Mexico 42.40
    8. South Africa 42.00
    9. Ecuador 41.60
    10. Finland 41.50
    11. Nicaragua 41.30
    12. Iceland 41.30
    13. Namibia 41.30
    14. Spain 40.00
    15. Mozambique 39.60
    16. Norway 39.60
    17. Belgium 39.30
    18. Andorra 39.30
    19. Ethiopia 38.80
    20. Timor Leste 38.50
    21. Denmark 37.40
    22. Netherlands 37.30
    23. Angola 36.80
    24. Slovenia 36.70
    25. Tanzania 36.60
    26. Germany 36.50
    27. Burundi 36.40
    28. Argentina 35.80
    29. Uganda 35.00
    30. Portugal 34.80
    31. Serbia 34.00
    32. Costa Rica 33.30
    33. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 33.30
    34. Grenada 33.30
    35. El Salvador 32.10
    36. Switzerland 32.00
    37. Algeria 31.60
    38. Zimbabwe 31.50
    39. New Zealand 31.40
    40. Tunisia 31.30
    41. Cameroon 31.10
    42. Italy 31.00
    43. Trinidad and Tobago 31.00
    44. Austria 30.60
    45. Sudan 30.50
    46. Guyana 30.40
    47. Nepal 29.50
    48. United Kingdom 29.40
    49. Luxembourg 28.30
    50. Afghanistan 27.70
    51. Poland 27.40
    52. Belarus 27.30
    53. Philippines 27.20
    54. Australia 26.70
    55. Israel 26.70
    56. Iraq 26.50
    57. South Sudan 26.50
    58. Kazakhstan 26.20
    59. France 26.20
    60. Canada 26.00
    61. Honduras 25.80
    62. Turkmenistan 25.80
    63. Suriname 25.50
    64. Mauritania 25.20
    65. Laos 25.00
    66. Lesotho 25.00
    67. Vietnam 24.30
    68. Equatorial Guinea 24.00
    69. Estonia 23.80
    70. China 23.60
    71. Lithuania 23.40
    72. Singapore 23.10
    73. United Arab Emirates 22.50
    74. Peru 22.30
    75. Eritrea 22.00
    76. Guinea 21.90
    77. Dominica 21.90
    78. Moldova 21.80
    79. Bosnia and Herzegovina 21.40
    80. Monaco 20.80
    81. Dominican Republic 20.80
    82. Cape Verde 20.80
    83. Albania 20.70
    84. Pakistan 20.60
    85. Madagascar 20.50
    86. Bulgaria 20.40
    87. Cambodia 20.30
    88. Liechtenstein 20.00
    89. Czech Republic 20.00
    90. Bangladesh 20.00
    91. Saudi Arabia 19.90
    92. Colombia 19.90
    93. Kenya 19.70
    94. Greece 19.70
    95. United States 19.40
    96. Kyrgyzstan 19.20
    97. Tajikistan 19.00
    98. Slovakia 18.70
    99. Panama 18.30
    100. Saint Thomas and Principe 18.20
    101. Latvia 18.00
    102. Togo 17.60
    103. Montenegro 17.30
    104. Indonesia 17.10
    105. Morocco 17.00
    106. Azerbaijan 16.90
    107. Saint Lucia 16.70
    108. San Marino 16.70
    109. Malawi 16.70
    110. Barbados 16.70
    111. North Korea 16.30
    112. Ireland 16.30
    113. South Korea 16.30
    114. Uruguay 16.20
    115. Libya 16.00
    116. Uzbekistan 16.00
    117. Fiji 16.00
    118. Chile 15.80
    119. Croatia 15.20
    120. Paraguay 15.00
    121. Turkey 14.90
    122. Egypt 14.90
    123. Chad 14.90
    124. Mongolia 14.50
    125. Venezuela 14.40
    126. Gabon 14.20
    127. Guatemala 13.90
    128. Somalia 13.80
    129. Romania 13.70
    130. Guinea Bissau 13.70
    131. Russia 13.60
    132. Saint Kitts and Nevis 13.30
    133. Niger 13.30
    134. Bahamas 13.20
    135. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 13.00
    136. Malta 12.90
    137. Jamaica 12.70
    138. Djibouti 12.70
    139. Zambia 12.70
    140. Cyprus 12.50
    141. Syria 12.40
    142. Sierra Leone 12.40
    143. Ukraine 12.10
    144. India 12.00
    145. Jordan 12.00
    146. Mauritius 11.60
    147. Georgia 11.30
    148. Antigua and Barbuda 11.10
    149. Liberia 11.00
    150. Ghana 10.90
    151. Armenia 10.70
    152. Malaysia 10.40
    153. Hungary 10.10
    154. Brazil 9.90
    155. Burma (Myanmar) 9.90
    156. Botswana 9.50
    157. Japan 9.50
    158. Burkina Faso 9.40
    159. Gambia 9.40
    160. Ivory Coast 9.20
    161. Marshall Islands 9.10
    162. Congo (Kinshasa) 8.90
    163. Mali 8.80
    164. Bhutan 8.50
    165. Bahrain 7.50
    166. Congo (Brazzaville) 7.40
    167. Benin 7.20
    168. Tuvalu 6.70
    169. Kiribati 6.50
    170. Swaziland 6.20
    171. Thailand 6.10
    172. Samoa 6.10
    173. Maldives 5.90
    174. Sri Lanka 5.80
    175. Nigeria 5.60
    176. Nauru 5.30
    177. Iran 3.10
    178. Belize 3.10
    179. Lebanon 3.10
    180. Comoros 3.00
    181. Papua New Guinea 2.70
    182. Solomon Islands 2.00
    183. Kuwait 1.50
    184. Oman 1.20

    The proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments is the number of seats held by women members in single or lower chambers of national parliaments, expressed as a percentage of all occupied seats. National parliaments can be bicameral or unicameral. This indicator covers the single chamber in unicameral parliaments and the lower chamber in bicameral parliaments. It does not cover the upper chamber of bicameral parliaments. Seats are usually won by members in general parliamentary elections. Seats may also be filled by nomination, appointment, indirect election, rotation of members and by-election. Seats refer to the number of parliamentary mandates, or the number of members of parliament.

    Source: UN MDG