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Country19901997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Afghanistan7         68686767686969696969
Albania7217  88888910101010232322222829
Algeria712121212131324242424243030303031146146146
Andorra 1222244448877101014141414
Angola4221213434343434343333333382858584758181
Antigua and Barbuda0111 111122222222222
Argentina166571717268797979869390102102999996969493
Armenia121121212444467771211121211141414
Australia923233333343838383737374040413737373940
Austria2149484849494962626262596050515151515956
Azerbaijan 15151515 1313131315141414142020201919
Bahamas24666668888855555555
Bahrain       0000111114443
Bangladesh343030303030 666511551913646469691970
Barbados13333333444433333355
Belarus    5 1010103232323235353535292930
Belgium1818191935353535535252525353575957576259
Belize01122222122210000111
Benin66665555666699997777
Bhutan33333141414141414444444444
Bolivia129  15151524242522222222293333333369
Bosnia and Herzegovina    12 37777655879999
Botswana2444 888877777555566
Brazil2634342929293544444444454646454444444446
Bulgaria8432262626266363636353535252505050555949
Burkina Faso 410999913131313131717171717202412
Burundi   77173333333336363636373432323232
Cambodia 77 10999121212122420262625252525
Cameroon2622101010101016161616162525252525255656
Canada3953626262626262626564646568686876767777
Cape Verde1088888888811111313131315151515
Central African Republic233 8888  1111111110 1313  
Chad 93333399101010888824282828
Chile 991313131515151518181818171717171919
China634626 650650650650650604604604604611637637637635635699699
Colombia91919 19191920202020141414142120202033
Comoros0000     1111111111 
Congo192 999912111111111010101010101010
Costa Rica6991111111120202020222121212222222219
Cote d'Ivoire10141414  1919191919191818181828262423
Croatia 101010 313131273333333232363636363639
Cuba173134134166166166166219219219219219265265265265265265299299
Cyprus13333466699888776677
Czech Republic 30303030303034343434313131314444443938
Czechoslovakia [former]59                   
Democratic Republic of the Congo1237      606060424242424244445344
Denmark5559596767676868686866666868686870707068
Djibouti00  0007777799999977
Dominica33333 66664456444447
Dominican Republic914142424242426262626353535353838383838
Ecuador3 3212118181616161625252114404040405757
Egypt189999 1111111399888651010  
El Salvador79131414888999141416161616222223
Equatorial Guinea877744444181818186101010102424
Eritrea 22222222222233333333333333333333333333
Estonia 13111118181818191919192121232320211920
Ethiopia 111111114242424242117116116116116152152152152152
Fiji 3338 444666666    7
Finland6367676774737373757575768383808085858585
France403763636363637070707070105105109109109155151151
Gabon16 10101011 11111111152020171718181817
Gambia4 1111 7777555444455
Georgia 1616161717171717222222229799181817
Germany 176176207207207211194194197195194194197204204204204230230
Ghana  181818 1818182525252518191919283030
Greece2019191919262626264239394444525256636369
Grenada 333 444444442222255
Guatemala71010108101010131313131919191921212121
Guinea 88101010102222222222221515   2525
Guinea-Bissau30101010 888 1414141410101010141114
Guyana2413  12121313132020202021212121212121
Haiti 3333 33333444424444
Honduras1310 1212121277730303030232325253333
Hungary8044443232323238383535404343433534343620
Iceland1316161622222222191921212121272725252526
India2639394449494848484545454949595960606265
Indonesia62635757 40404040626262646410110110210410495
Iran (Islamic Republic of)41013131310101212121212128888999
Iraq27 161616191919  70707070708282828287
Ireland1323202020202022222222222222232325252627
Israel899914151618181818171717232324262727
Italy8170707070706271717171109109134134134136135198195
Jamaica37788887777788888888
Japan723232423353535343443454545545452383945
Jordan0100001166667771313181818
Kazakhstan 999888888881717191926262928
Kenya26 8888161616161615722222222226769
Kiribati00002222222322224444
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of138138138138138138138138 138138138138138107107107107107112
Korea, Republic of6991111161616153940404341444444474749
Kuwait 0000000001918110216555431
Kyrgyzstan 111116666002323232828282828
Lao People's Democratic Republic58 2121212125252525292929292933333333
Latvia 991717171721212121192020222023232518
Lebanon03333333336666444444
Lesotho 33333314141414143030292929323232
Liberia 2   555548888887888
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya          363636363636 333330
Liechtenstein12111133336666666655
Lithuania 24242424151515153131353225272727343433
Luxembourg812121210101010101414141414121215131717
Madagascar955 121212661111111010173264643431
Malawi1110101016181818182726262525404043434332
Malaysia9151515 202020202020202224222223232323
Maldives3333 333366666555555
Mali 3181818181815151515151515151515151414
Malta244666666666666666109
Marshall Islands     111111111111111
Mauritania 11333  33 172121212121213737
Mauritius55555444441212121212131313138
Mexico6071718791808080113113121113116116138131131184187190
Micronesia, Federated States of 0000000000000000000
Monaco21144444555556664455
Mongolia926666888855553333111111
Montenegro           7999910141214
Morocco022222235353535353434343467676767
Mozambique39636363 757575758787878787989898989899
Myanmar               1414262426
Namibia51316161618181919182121212118181919192043
Nauru11000 00000000000011
Nepal8777121212444457115711197197197197197172176
Netherlands3247475454545455555555555962636161585856
New Zealand1435353535373735343439394041414139394138
Nicaragua13101010991919191919171717191937373736
Niger5 1111111141414141411 15151515
Nigeria     121212241723222525252524242424
Norway5965606060605960606364646161676767676767
Oman         22200001111
Pakistan24 55   74747373737276767677776767
Palau 0000 00000000000000
Panama5777 777713131313136666611
Papua New Guinea00222221111111111333
Paraguay422 22228888810101010101212
Peru1013131313242222222222353535333328282929
Philippines2022242727253838383637364949566265657979
Poland62606060606093939393949494939292109109112111
Portugal1930303043404344444449496565636366667272
Qatar          0000000000
Republic of Moldova 55 981313131622222222241920201921
Romania12723252525373737373837373138383837555555
Russian Federation 46464634343434444444446363636361616161
Rwanda1212121212181919393939393945454545455151
Saint Kitts and Nevis12222222200011111111
Saint Lucia002222 22221222223333
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines222 1155554444534433
Samoa02224433333344442223
San Marino7778881010101010779101011101110
Sao Tome and Principe644 555555541441010101010
Saudi Arabia        000000000303030
Senegal1514141717172023232323233333343434646564
Serbia           515154545455838485
Serbia and Montenegro  777 1010101010         
Seychelles49988881010101010888814141414
Sierra Leone 5  77718181818181616161616151515
Singapore4244461010151515232323222220242525
Slovakia 22221919212129292525302929272324282828
Slovenia 7777111111111111111112131329293033
Solomon Islands01 11100000000000111
Somalia7         22212112373737383838
South Africa5100100118120119119119119131131131132132178178169169179166
South Sudan                88888888
Spain518686867599999999126126126128127128128126126139144
Sri Lanka1112121211  10101111111313131213131313
Sudan                8721878686
Sudan (former) 212021202120  35203520352035206620802080208020842011420    
Suriname48888 99910131313131356666
Swaziland222 2222777779999944
Sweden134141141149149149149158158158158165164164162157156156157152
Switzerland2842424245464646505050505757585857586261
Syrian Arab Republic1824242626262626303030303031313131303031
Tajikistan 55559888811111111111212121010
Thailand1022222222 4646464054215656636379797912
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 44998822222323343538393938404241
Timor-Leste       232322223221919191921252525
Togo4111 44665679999991516
Tonga0000 00 00111119101110
Trinidad and Tobago64444 6777771111111212121212
Tunisia611111221212121214343434343595958586168
Turkey613131323232324242424245050505078787979
Turkmenistan139991313131313 88821212121213332
Tuvalu111 0000000000001111
Uganda345050505050757575737399102102102102135135135135
Ukraine 17173535353524242424393737363636424350
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [former]352                   
United Arab Emirates00000000000999997777
United Kingdom4162120120121121118118118119127127126126126143145146147148
United Republic of Tanzania 48484845 616163639797979799126126126126126
United States2951515858616162626566717374737373777984
Uruguay677712121212121211111212141512121313
Uzbekistan 15151517181818182121212121333333333324
Vanuatu2   0001122222221000
Venezuela201212 25161616161629303131292828282828
Viet Nam8873118118117117117136136136136136127127127127122122121121
Yemen112 22222111111111111
Yugoslavia [former Socialist Federal Republic]40                   
Zambia915151616161919191920232424222218181720
Zimbabwe1122222221141515151524252432323232328585
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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