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Country19901997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Afghanistan182         181181175175181180180180180180
Albania178123  147147132132132131130130130130117117118118112111
Algeria288171368368368367367365365365365365359359359359358316316316
Andorra 27262626262424242420202121181814141414
Angola247199199186186186186186186187187187187138135135136145139139
Antigua and Barbuda17181818 181818181717171717171717171716
Argentina238192186186185189178178178169164167153153158158161161163164
Armenia219178178178127127127127125124124124119120119119120117117117
Australia139125125115114114112112112113113113110110109113113113111110
Austria162134135135134134134121121121121124123133132132132132124127
Azerbaijan 110110110110 111111111111110110109109109105105105103103
Bahamas4745343434343432323232323636363636333333
Bahrain       4040404039391395395391336363637
Bangladesh296300300300300300 294294294294  281281281281281278280
Barbados2625252525252525262626262727272727272525
Belarus    105 8787877778787875757575808080
Belgium194132131131115115115115979898989797939193938891
Belize2928282727272727292828282932323232313131
Benin19977777778787878777777777474747476767676
Bhutan14714714714714713613613613613613614614643434343434343
Bolivia118121  1151151151061061051081081081081019797979761
Bosnia and Herzegovina    30 3935353535363737343533333333
Botswana38434343 393939395656565656585858585757
Brazil461479479484484484478469469469469468467467468469469469469467
Bulgaria316208214214214214177177177177187187188188190190190185181191
Burkina Faso 1031011021021021029898989898949494949410710378
Burundi   11011010113614614614682828282817273737373
Cambodia 113113 11211311311311111111111199103979798989898
Cameroon154158170170170170170164164164164164155155155155155155124124
Canada255242239239239239239239239243244244240240240240231232230229
Cape Verde7364646464646464646461615959595957575757
Central African Republic508282 101101101101  9494949494 9191  
Chad 43122122122122122146146145145145147147147147164160160160
Chile 111111107107107105105105105102102102102103103103103101101
China23442352 23292329233423342334238123812376237623522350235023502343234322882260
Colombia190144144 142142142146146146145152152152152145145145145133
Comoros42434343     32323232323232323232 
Congo114123 66666666117118118118118127127127127127126126126
Costa Rica5148484646464637373737353636363535353538
Cote d'Ivoire165154161161  204204204204204204185185185185226223230228
Croatia 117117117 120120120125119119119121121117117115115115112
Cuba337455455435435435435390390390390390349349349349321321313313
Cyprus5553535353525050504747484848494950504949
Czech Republic 170170170170170170166166166166169169169169156156156161162
Czechoslovakia [former]141                   
Democratic Republic of the Congo210701      440440440458458458458458448448445448
Denmark124120120112112112111111111111113113111111111111109109109111
Djibouti6565  6565655858585858145656565656564848
Dominica2729292929 2626262527272626242828282725
Dominican Republic111106106125125125125124124124124143143143143145145145145145
Ecuador64 7910010010510584848484757555848484848080
Egypt440445445445445 443443443441433433434434446447498498  
El Salvador5375717070767676757575707068686868626261
Equatorial Guinea52737373767676767682828282949090690907676
Eritrea 836836836128128128117117117117117117117117117117117117117
Estonia 88909083838383828282828080787881808181
Ethiopia 539526526532504505505505505429413413413413395395395395395
Fiji 67676763 6666666565        43
Finland137133133133126127127127125125125124117117120120115115115115
France537540514514514514514504504504504504472472468468468422426426
Gabon104 110110110109 10810810810810510010099999696102103
Gambia47 48484848 46464646484848494949494848
Georgia 219215215218218218218218213213213213141130129128132132133
Germany 496496462462462455409409404419420419415418418416416401401
Ghana  182182182 1821821822051520515205205210211211211245245245
Greece280281281281281274274274274258261261256256248248244237237231
Grenada 121212 111111111111111113131313131010
Guatemala93707070105103103103145145145145139139139139137137137137
Guinea 106106104104104104929292929292     8989
Guinea-Bissau120909090 949494 8686868690909090868988
Guyana4152  53535252524545494949494946464646
Haiti 80808080 8080808080949494941691919191
Honduras115118 116116116116121121121989898981051051031039595
Hungary306342342354354354354348348350350346343343343351352352348178
Iceland5047474741414141444442424242363638383837
India495506506499494495495495495498500500492492486486485485483478
Indonesia438437443443 460460460460488488488486486459459458456456460
Iran (Islamic Republic of)266238253253253280280278278278278278278278282282282281281281
Iraq223 234234234231231231  205205205205205243243243243241
Ireland153143146146146146146144144144144144144144142142141141140139
Israel112111111111106105104102102102102103103103979796949393
Italy5495605605605605605685475477545545521521496496496494495432435
Jamaica5753535152525253535353535252525255555555
Japan505477477476477445445445446446437435435435426426428442441430
Jordan8079808080807979104104104104103103103107107132132132
Kazakhstan 58958858106916696969696969699090888881818679
Kenya186196 214216216216208208208208203192202202202202202283281
Kiribati4141414139394040404040394444444442424242
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of517549549549549549549549 549549549549549580580580580580575
Korea, Republic of293290290288288257257257256260259259256258255255255253253251
Kuwait 50505065656565656564646463606060616264
Kyrgyzstan 69696969425454545475726767679292929292
Lao People's Democratic Republic7477 7878787884848484868686868699999999
Latvia 91918383838379797979818080788077777582
Lebanon9912512512512512512512512512512212212217122124124124124124124
Lesotho 6262777676761061061061061059090919191888888
Liberia 33   595959597256565656565666656565
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya          724432432432432432 167167158
Liechtenstein2423242424242222222219191919191919192020
Lithuania 113113113113126126126126110110106109116114114114105107108
Luxembourg5248484850505050504646464646484845474343
Madagascar129129129 138138138154154149149149117117 224301302113120
Malawi101167167167177175175175175166165165168168152152150150150160
Malaysia168177177177 173173173171199199199197198200200198198199199
Maldives45454545 474747474444444444727272726980
Mali 126129129129129129132132132132132132132132132132132133133
Malta6765655959595959595959595963636363636061
Marshall Islands     323232323232323232323232323232
Mauritania 7878767676  7878 78747474747474110110
Mauritius6561616161666666666658585858585656565661
Mexico44018429429413409420420420387387379387384384362369369316313310
Micronesia, Federated States of 1414141414141441441441441411141114141414141414
Monaco1617171414141414191919191918171717171919
Mongolia27870707070686868686970717171737373636363
Montenegro           747272727271676967
Morocco306331323323323323323290290290290290291291291291328328328328
Mozambique210187187187 175175175175163163163163163152152152152152151
Myanmar               312381405405394
Namibia6759565656545453535457575757495959595861
Nauru1717181818 1818181818181818181818181818
Nepal124198198198193193193    272272397397397397397403421
Netherlands1181031039696969695959595959188878989929294
New Zealand8385858585838385868682828181818182828083
Nicaragua7583838384847373737373757575737355555556
Niger88 828282828282829999999999102 98989898
Nigeria     339339339336343337338333333333333328336336336
Norway106100105105105105106105105102105105108108102102102102102102
Oman         8181818484848483838383
Pakistan213 212212   268268269269269270262266266265265256256
Palau 16161616 1616161616161616161616161616
Panama62656565 646464646565656565656565656546
Papua New Guinea109109107107107107107108108108108108108108108108108108108108
Paraguay687878 78787878727272727270707070706868
Peru1701071071071079698989898988585858787102102101101
Philippines2001811931902190197176176176200199200190190211218219219210211
Poland398400400400400400367367367367366366366367368368351351348349
Portugal231200200200187190187186186186181181165165167167164164158158
Qatar          35353535353535353535
Republic of Moldova 9999 92938888888579797979778281818280
Romania242305318318318308308308308294294294299296296296293357352346
Russian Federation 404404404407407415415406403403403387387387387389389389389
Rwanda5858585858525555414141414135353535352929
Saint Kitts and Nevis1413131313131313131515151414141414141414
Saint Lucia181815151616 16161616171616161615151515
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines191919 20201717171718181818181819192020
Samoa4747474745454646464646464545454547474746
San Marino535353525252505050505012535351505049504950
Sao Tome and Principe455151 50505050505050515451514545454545
Saudi Arabia        120120150150150150150150150121121121
Senegal1051061061231231231009797979797117117116116116868586
Serbia           199199196196196195167166165
Serbia and Montenegro  131131131 128128116116116         
Seychelles2124242626262624242424242626262618181818
Sierra Leone 75  737373106106106106106105105105105108106109106
Singapore7879808089877575797979717171727270757474
Slovakia 128128131131129129121121125125120121121123127126122122122
Slovenia 83838383797979797979797978777761616057
Solomon Islands3746 4848484950505050505050505050494949
Somalia170         253248235 502509509237237237
South Africa173300300282280280280280280269269269268268222222231231221234
South Sudan                244244244244
Spain2992642622622733251251251251224224224222223222222224224211206
Sri Lanka213213213213214  215215214214214212212212213212212212212
Sudan                26721267268268
Sudan (former) 379203792037920  3252032519,203252032520384203702036320363203602033220    
Suriname4743434343 4242424138383838384645454545
Swaziland536362 63636363585858585856575757576161
Sweden215208208200200200200191191191191184185185187192193193192197
Switzerland172158158158155154154154150150150150143143142142143142138139
Syrian Arab Republic177226226224224224224224220220220220220219219219219220220219
Tajikistan 176176176176515555555552525252525151515349
Thailand347371371371371 454454454413446221421424410410421421421185
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 11611611111111211298989797868582818185838182
Timor-Leste       65656565654646464644404040
Togo73808080 777775757675747272727272727675
Tonga29303030 3030 303028292931312627272726
Trinidad and Tobago3032323232 3029292929293030303030303030
Tunisia135152152151161161161161161146146146146146155155159159156149
Turkey444537537537527527527526526526526526499499499499472472469469
Turkmenistan374141413737373737 4242421041041041041049292
Tuvalu121211 12121515151515151515151514141414
Uganda244226226226229231229229229232232233230230222224251251251251
Ukraine 433433407415415415426426426426411413413414414414403399372
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [former]1898                   
United Arab Emirates4040404040404040404040313131313133333333
United Kingdom609589539539538538541541541540519519520520520507505504503502
United Republic of Tanzania 227227227230 213213232232222222222222224224224224224224
United States411384384377377374374373373370369364362361362362361356353350
Uruguay9392929287878787878788888787858487878686
Uzbekistan 2352352352332322322322329999999999117117117117117126
Vanuatu44   52525251515050505050505051525252
Venezuela181191191 181149149149149149138137136136137137137137137137
Viet Nam408322332332333333333362362362362362366366366366378378377377
Yemen259299 299299299297297300300300300300300300300300300300300
Yugoslavia [former Socialist Federal Republic]180                   
Zambia127140140140142142139139139139138134134134135135139139141138
Zimbabwe89128128128129136135135135135126125126178182182182182185185
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
Saint Lucia : No woman was elected in the 2006 elections. However one woman was appointed Speaker of the House and therefore became a member of the House.
3
Timor-Leste: The purpose of the elections held on 30 August 2001 was to elect the members of the Constituent Assembly of Timor-Leste. This body became the National Parliament on 20 May 2002, the date on which the country became independent, without any new elections.
4
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.
5
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.
6
Fiji : Parliament has been dissolved or suspended for an indefinite period.
7
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.
8
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.
9
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.
10
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.
11
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.
12
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.
13
Bangladesh: This figure excluded the 45 reserved seats for women which were not yet filled in January 2009.
14
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.
15
Guinea: The parliament was dissolved following the December 2008 coup
16
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.
17
Madagascar: Parliament has been dissolved or suspended for an indefinite period.
18
Namibia: Figure excludes 11 members yet to be sworn in.
19
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.
20
Data for Sudan prior to the independence of South Sudan in 2011 include those for South Sudan.
21
Data pertain to the new Sudan, excluding the southern part.
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