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Country19901997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Afghanistan189         249249242242249249249249249249
Albania250140155155155155140140140140140140140140140140140140140140
Algeria295183380380380380380389389389389389389389389389389462462462
Andorra 28282828282828282828282828282828282828
Angola289220220220220220220220220220220220220220220220220220220220
Antigua and Barbuda1719191919191919191919191919191919191918
Argentina254257257257257257257257257255257257255255257257257257257257
Armenia340190190190131131131131131131131131131131131131131131131131
Australia148148148148147148150150150150150150150150150150150150150150
Austria183183183183183183183183183183183183183183183183183183183183
Azerbaijan 125125125125125124124124124125124123123123125125125122122
Bahamas4949404040404040404040404141414141383838
Bahrain       40404040404040140340340404040
Bangladesh33011330330330330330330300300300345  300345345350350297350
Barbados2728282828282828303030303030303030303030
Belarus 260110110110110979797109110110110110110110110109109110
Belgium212150150150150150150150150150150150150150150150150150150150
Belize2929292929292929303030303032323232323232
Benin20583838383838383838383838383838383838383
Bhutan15015015015015015015015015015015015015047474747474747
Bolivia130130130130130130130130130130130130130130130130130130130130
Bosnia and Herzegovina 42424242424242424242424242424242424242
Botswana4047474747474747476363636363636363636363
Brazil487513513513513513513513513513513513513513513513513513513513
Bulgaria400240240240240240240240240240240240240240240240240240240240
Burkina Faso 10711111111111111111111111111111111111111111111112712790
Burundi   117117118169179179179118118118118118106105105105105
Cambodia 120120122122122122122123123123123123123123123123123123123
Cameroon180180180180180180180180180180180180180180180180180180180180
Canada294295301301301301301301301308308308305308308308307308307306
Cape Verde8372727272727272727272727272727272727272
Central African Republic528585109109109109109  105105105105104 104104  
Chad 52125125125125125155155155155155155155155155188188188188
Chile 120120120120120120120120120120120120120120120120120120120
China29782978297829792979298429842984298529852980298029632987298729872978297829872959
Colombia199163163165161161161166166166165166166166166166165165165166
Comoros42434343     33333333333333333333 
Congo133125 75757575129129129129129137137137137137136136136
Costa Rica5757575757575757575757575757575757575757
Cote d'Ivoire175168175175 225223223223223223223203203203203254249254251
Croatia 127127127127151151151152152152152153153153153151151151151
Cuba510589589601601601601609609609609609614614614614586586612612
Cyprus5656565656565656565656565656565656565656
Czech Republic 200200200200200200200200200200200200200200200200200200200
Czechoslovakia [former]200                   
Democratic Republic of the Congo222738      500500500500500500500500492492498492
Denmark179179179179179179179179179179179179179179179179179179179179
Djibouti656565656565656565656565656512656565655555
Dominica3032323232323232323131313132283232323132
Dominican Republic120120120149149149149150150150150178178178178183183183183183
Ecuador67828212112112312310010010010010010076124124124124137137
Egypt458454454454454454454454454454442442442442454512508508  
El Salvador6084848484848484848484848484848484848484
Equatorial Guinea6080808080808080801001001001001001001004100100100100
Eritrea 105410541054150150150150150150150150150150150150150150150150
Estonia 101101101101101101101101101101101101101101101101101100101
Ethiopia 550537537543546547547547547546529529529529547547547547547
Fiji 70707071 7070707171        50
Finland200200200200200200200200200200200200200200200200200200200200
France577577577577577577577574574574574574577577577577577577577577
Gabon120120120120120120120119119119119120120120116116114114120120
Gambia51 494949495353535353535353535353535353
Georgia 235231231235235235235235235235235235150137138137150150150
Germany 672672669669669666603603601614614613612622622620620631631
Ghana 2002002002002002002002002302301323013230228230230230273275275
Greece300300300300300300300300300300300300300300300300300300300300
Grenada 15151515151515151515151515151515151515
Guatemala100808080113113113113158158158158158158158158158158158158
Guinea 114114114114114114114114114114114114     114114
Guinea-Bissau150100100100102102102102 100100100100100100100100100100102
Guyana6565656565656565656565696970707067676767
Haiti 83838383828383838383989898981895959595
Honduras128128128128128128128128128128128128128128128128128128128128
Hungary386386386386386386386386386385385386386386386386386386384198
Iceland6363636363636363636363636363636363636363
India521545545543543544543543543543545545541541545545545545545543
Indonesia500500500500500500500500500550550550550550560560560560560555
Iran (Islamic Republic of)270248266266266290290290290290290290290286290290290290290290
Iraq250250250250250250250250  275275275275275325325325325328
Ireland166166166166166166166166166166166166166166165165166166166166
Israel120120120120120120120120120120120120120120120120120120120120
Italy6306306306306306306306186186165616630630630630630630630630630
Jamaica6060605960606060606060606060606063636363
Japan512500500500500480480480480480480480480480480480480480480475
Jordan8080808080808080110110110110110110110120120150150150
Kazakhstan 676776767787714777777777777107107107107107107115107
Kenya188202224222224224224224224224224219207224224224224224350350
Kiribati4141414141414242424242424646464646464646
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of655687687687687687687687 687687687687687687687687687687687
Korea, Republic of299299299299299273273273271299299299299299299299299300300300
Kuwait 50505065656565656565656565656565656565
Kyrgyzstan 7070707043606060607572909090120120120120120
Lao People's Democratic Republic79859999999999109109109109115115115115115132132132132
Latvia 100100100100100100100100100100100100100100100100100100100
Lebanon99128128128128128128128128128128128128128128128128128128128
Lesotho 65658079797912012012012015119120120120120120120120120
Liberia6435646464646464647664646464646473737373
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 750760760760760760760 760760468468468468468 200200188
Liechtenstein2525252525252525252525252525252525252525
Lithuania 137137137137141141141141141141141141141141141141139141141
Luxembourg6060606060606060606060606060606060606060
Madagascar138134134150150150150160160160160160127127 256365366147151
Malawi112177177177193193193193193193191191193193192192193193193192
Malaysia177192192192192193193193191219219219219222222222221221222222
Maldives4848484850505050505050505050777777777485
Mali82129147147147147147147147147147147147147147147147147147147
Malta6969696565656565656565656569696969697070
Marshall Islands 33333333333333333333333333333333333333
Mauritania 797979797981818181 95959595959595147147
Mauritius7066666666707070707070707070706969696969
Mexico50050016500500500500500500500500500500500500500500500500500500
Micronesia, Federated States of 14141414141414141421421421421491491414141414
Monaco1818181818181818242424242424232321212424
Mongolia37076767676767676767475767674767676747474
Montenegro           818181818181818181
Morocco306333325325325325325325325325325325325325325325395395395395
Mozambique249250250250250250250250250250250250250250250250250250250250
Myanmar               326395431429420
Namibia72727272727272727272787878786778787878104
Nauru1818181818181818181818181818181818181919
Nepal132205205205205205205    329329594594594594594575597
Netherlands150150150150150150150150150150150150150150150150150150150150
New Zealand97120120120120120120120120120121121121122122122121121121121
Nicaragua8893939393939292929292929292929292929292
Niger938383838383838383113113113113113113 113113113113
Nigeria567   360351351351360360360360358358358358352360360360
Norway165165165165165165165165165165169169169169169169169169169169
Oman         8383838484848484848484
Pakistan237 217217   342342342342342342338342342342342323323
Palau 16161616161616161616161616161616161616
Panama6772727272717171717878787878717171717157
Papua New Guinea109109109109109109109109109109109109109109109109109111111111
Paraguay7280808080808080808080808080808080808080
Peru180120120120120120120120120120120120120120120120130130130130
Philippines2202032172172172226214214214236236236239239267280284284289290
Poland460460460460460460460460460460460460460460460460460460460460
Portugal250230230230230230230230230230230230230230230230230230230230
Qatar          35353535353535353535
Republic of Moldova 104104101101101101101101101101101101101101101101101101101
Romania369328343343343345345345345332331331330334334334330412407401
Russian Federation 450450450441441449449450447447447450450450450450450450450
Rwanda7070707070707474808080808080808080808080
Saint Kitts and Nevis1515151515151515151515151515151515151515
Saint Lucia1818171718181818181818181818181818181818
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines2121212121212222222222222222232123232323
Samoa4749494949494949494949494949494949494949
San Marino606060606060606060606060606060601060606060
Sao Tome and Principe5155555555555555555555555555555555555555
Saudi Arabia        120120150150150150150150150151151151
Senegal120120120140140140120120120120120120150150150150150150150150
Serbia           250250250250250250250250250
Serbia and Montenegro 138138138138138138138126126126         
Seychelles2533333434343434343434343434343432323232
Sierra Leone12980  808080124124124124124121121121121124121124121
Singapore8281848493938585949494949494949490999999
Slovakia 150150150150150150150150150150150150150150150150150150150
Slovenia 90909090909090909090909090909090909090
Solomon Islands3747504949494950505050505050505050505050
Somalia177         275269256 539546546275275275
South Africa178400400400400399399399399400400400400400400400400400400400
South Sudan                332332332332
Spain350350348348348350350350350350350350350350350350350350350350
Sri Lanka224225225225225225225225225225225225225225225225225225225225
Sudan                35419354354354
Sudan (former) 400184001840018 400183601836018360183601845018450184431844317,184441844618    
Suriname5151515151515151515151515151515151515151
Swaziland5565646565656565656565656565666666666565
Sweden349349349349349349349349349349349349349349349349349349349349
Switzerland200200200200200200200200200200200200200200200200200200200200
Syrian Arab Republic195250250250250250250250250250250250250250250250250250250250
Tajikistan 181181181181606363636363636363636363636359
Thailand357393393393393500500500500453500242477480473473500500500197
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 120120120120120120120120120120120120120120120123123123123
Timor-Leste       88888787876565656565656565
Togo7781818181818181818181818181818181819191
Tonga2930303030303030303029303032322628282826
Trinidad and Tobago3636363636363636363636364141414242424242
Tunisia141163163163182182182182182189189189189189214214217217217217
Turkey450550550550550550550550550550550550549549549549550550548548
Turkmenistan50505050505050505050505050125125125125125125124
Tuvalu1313121212121515151515151515151515151515
Uganda278276276276279281304304304305305332332332324326386386386386
Ukraine 450450442450450450450450450450450450450450450450445442422
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [former]2250                   
United Arab Emirates4040404040404040404040404040404040404040
United Kingdom650651659659659659659659659659646646646646646650650650650650
United Republic of Tanzania244275275275275275274274295295319319319319323350350350350350
United States44043543543543543543543543543543543543543543543516434433432434
Uruguay9999999999999999999999999999999999999999
Uzbekistan 250250250250250250250250120120120120120150150150150150150
Vanuatu4650505252525252525252525252525252525252
Venezuela201203203207206165165165165165167167167167166165165165165165
Viet Nam496395450450450450450498498498498498493493493493500500498498
Yemen270301301301301301299299301301301301301301301301301301301301
Yugoslavia [former Socialist Federal Republic]220                   
Zambia136155155156158158158158158158158157158158157157157157158158
Zimbabwe100150150150150150150150150150150150150210214214214214270270
Footnotes
1
Bangladesh: In 2004, the number of seats in parliament was raised from 300 to 345, with the addition of 45 reserved seats for women. These reserved seats were filled in September and October 2005, being allocated to political parties in proportion to their share of the national vote received in the 2001 election.
2
Nepal: The parliament (elected in the parliamentary elections in 1999) was dissolved on 22 May 2002. Women held 12 of the 205 (5.9%) seats in the outgoing parliament.
3
Bangladesh: The parliament was dissolved on 27 October 2006, in view of elections that were to take place. Women held 52 of the 345 seats (15%) in the outgoing parliament.
4
Fiji : Parliament has been dissolved or suspended for an indefinite period.
5
Kenya: Situation for 1 January 2008 for directly elected members endorsed by the electoral commission. The additional twelve appointed seats and two ex-officio seats had yet to be filled.
6
Kuwait : No woman candidate was elected in the 2006 elections. One woman was appointed to the 16-member cabinet. As cabinet ministers also sit in parliament, there was therefore one woman out of a total of 65 members.
7
Kuwait: In June 2005, a woman was appointed Minister for the first time in the country’s history. As Cabinet Ministers also sit in Parliament, there was therefore one woman in Parliament.
8
Kuwait: No woman candidate was elected in the 2006 elections. One woman was appointed to the 16-member cabinet sworn in July 2006. A new cabinet sworn in March 2007 included two women. As cabinet ministers also sit in parliament, there are two women out of a total of 65 members.
9
Nepal: After the promulgation of the interim constitution in January 2007, the House of Representatives dissolved itself in favour of a 330-member interim legislature, called the Legislative Parliament. This interim legislature comprises all members of the previous parliament and other appointed members. It was replaced by an elected unicameral Constituent Assembly in April 2008.
10
Somalia: Based on a peace agreement signed in Djibouti in November 2008, the statutory number of the Transitional Federal Parliament (TFP) increased from 275 to 550 members. On 28 January 2009, 200 of the 275 new TFP members were sworn in, bringing the total number of members to 475. However, the final composition, including the number of women members, is not yet available.
11
Bangladesh: This figure excluded the 45 reserved seats for women which were not yet filled in January 2009.
12
Ecuador: Data referred to the composition of the Legislative and Oversight Commission which assumed legislative and oversight functions in October 2008. The Commission was replaced by a new 124-member National Assembly, as provided for in the new Constitution of 2008, in 2009.
13
Guinea: The parliament was dissolved following the December 2008 coup
14
Kuwait: No woman candidate was elected in the 2008 elections. Two women were appointed to the 16-member cabinet sworn in in June 2008. As cabinet ministers also sit in parliament, there were two women out of a total of 65 members. Four women were elected to the parliament in 2009.
15
Madagascar: Parliament has been dissolved or suspended for an indefinite period.
16
Namibia: Figure excludes 11 members yet to be sworn in.
17
Tonga: No women were elected in 2008, however one woman was appointed to the Cabinet. As cabinet ministers also sit in parliament, there was one woman out of a total of 32 members.
18
Data for Sudan prior to the independence of South Sudan in 2011 include those for South Sudan.
19
Data pertain to the new Sudan, excluding the southern part.
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