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Country19901997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Afghanistan3.7         27.327.327.727.727.327.727.727.727.727.7
Albania28.812.1  5.25.25.75.75.76.47.17.17.17.116.416.415.715.720.020.7
Algeria2.46.63.23.23.23.43.46.26.26.26.26.27.77.77.77.78.031.631.631.6
Andorra 3.67.17.17.17.114.314.314.314.328.628.625.025.035.735.750.050.050.050.0
Angola14.59.59.515.515.515.515.515.515.515.015.015.015.037.338.638.638.234.136.836.8
Antigua and Barbuda0.05.35.35.3 5.35.35.35.310.510.510.510.510.510.510.510.510.510.511.1
Argentina6.325.327.627.628.026.530.730.730.733.736.235.040.040.038.538.537.437.436.636.2
Armenia35.66.36.36.33.13.13.13.14.65.35.35.39.28.49.29.28.410.710.710.7
Australia6.115.515.522.322.423.025.325.325.324.724.724.726.726.727.324.724.724.726.026.7
Austria11.526.826.226.226.826.826.833.933.933.933.932.232.827.327.927.927.927.932.230.6
Azerbaijan 12.012.012.012.0 10.510.510.510.512.011.311.411.411.416.016.016.015.615.6
Bahamas4.18.215.015.015.015.015.020.020.020.020.020.012.212.212.212.212.213.213.213.2
Bahrain       0.00.00.00.02.52.52.52.52.510.010.010.07.5
Bangladesh10.39.19.19.19.19.1 2.02.02.014.81446.31218.618.619.719.76.420.0
Barbados3.710.710.710.710.710.710.710.713.313.313.313.310.010.010.010.010.010.016.716.7
Belarus    4.5 10.310.310.329.429.129.129.131.831.831.831.826.626.627.3
Belgium8.512.012.712.723.323.323.323.335.334.734.734.735.335.338.039.338.038.041.339.3
Belize0.03.43.46.96.96.96.96.93.36.76.76.73.30.00.00.00.03.13.13.1
Benin2.97.27.27.26.06.06.06.07.27.27.27.210.810.810.810.88.48.48.48.4
Bhutan2.02.02.02.02.09.39.39.39.39.39.32.72.78.58.58.58.58.58.58.5
Bolivia9.26.9  11.511.511.518.518.519.216.916.916.916.922.325.425.425.425.453.1
Bosnia and Herzegovina    28.6 7.116.716.716.716.714.311.911.919.016.721.421.421.421.4
Botswana5.08.58.58.5 17.017.017.017.011.111.111.111.111.17.97.97.97.99.59.5
Brazil5.36.66.65.75.75.76.88.68.68.68.68.89.09.08.88.68.68.68.69.0
Bulgaria21.013.310.810.810.810.826.326.326.326.322.122.121.721.720.820.820.822.924.620.4
Burkina Faso 3.79.08.18.18.18.111.711.711.711.711.715.315.315.315.315.315.718.913.3
Burundi   6.06.014.419.518.418.418.430.530.530.530.531.432.130.530.530.530.5
Cambodia 5.85.8 8.27.47.47.49.89.89.89.819.516.321.121.120.320.320.320.3
Cameroon14.412.25.65.65.65.65.68.98.98.98.98.913.913.913.913.913.913.931.131.1
Canada13.318.020.620.620.620.620.620.620.621.120.820.821.322.122.122.124.824.725.125.2
Cape Verde12.011.111.111.111.111.111.111.111.111.115.315.318.118.118.118.120.820.820.820.8
Central African Republic3.83.53.5 7.37.37.37.3  10.510.510.510.59.6 12.512.5  
Chad 17.32.42.42.42.42.45.85.86.56.56.55.25.25.25.212.814.914.914.9
Chile 7.57.510.810.810.812.512.512.512.515.015.015.015.014.214.214.214.215.815.8
China21.321.0 21.821.821.821.821.820.220.220.320.320.621.321.321.321.321.323.423.6
Colombia4.511.711.7 11.811.811.812.012.012.012.18.48.48.48.412.712.112.112.119.9
Comoros0.00.00.00.0     3.03.03.03.03.03.03.03.03.03.0 
Congo14.31.6 12.012.012.012.09.38.58.58.58.57.37.37.37.37.37.47.47.4
Costa Rica10.515.815.819.319.319.319.335.135.135.135.138.636.836.836.838.638.638.638.633.3
Cote d'Ivoire5.78.38.08.0  8.58.58.58.58.58.58.98.98.98.911.010.49.49.2
Croatia 7.97.97.9 20.520.520.517.821.721.721.720.920.923.523.523.823.823.825.8
Cuba33.922.822.827.627.627.627.636.036.036.036.036.043.243.243.243.245.245.248.948.9
Cyprus1.85.45.45.45.47.110.710.710.716.116.114.314.314.312.512.510.710.712.512.5
Czech Republic 15.015.015.015.015.015.017.017.017.017.015.515.515.515.522.022.022.019.519.0
Czechoslovakia [former]29.5                   
Democratic Republic of the Congo5.45.0      12.012.012.08.48.48.48.48.48.98.910.68.9
Denmark30.733.033.037.437.437.438.038.038.038.036.936.938.038.038.038.039.139.139.138.0
Djibouti0.00.0  0.00.00.010.810.810.810.810.813.813.813.813.813.813.812.712.7
Dominica10.09.49.49.49.4 18.818.818.819.412.912.916.118.814.312.512.512.512.921.9
Dominican Republic7.511.711.716.116.116.116.117.317.317.317.319.719.719.719.720.820.820.820.820.8
Ecuador4.5 3.717.417.414.614.616.016.016.016.025.025.027.61332.332.332.332.341.641.6
Egypt3.92.02.02.02.0 2.42.42.42.92.02.01.81.81.812.72.02.0  
El Salvador11.710.715.516.716.79.59.59.510.710.710.716.716.719.019.019.019.026.226.227.4
Equatorial Guinea13.38.88.88.85.05.05.05.05.018.018.018.018.06.010.010.010.010.024.024.0
Eritrea 21.021.021.014.714.714.722.022.022.022.022.022.022.022.022.022.022.022.022.0
Estonia 12.910.910.917.817.817.817.818.818.818.818.820.820.822.822.819.820.819.019.8
Ethiopia 2.02.02.02.07.77.77.77.77.721.421.921.921.921.927.827.827.827.827.8
Fiji 4.34.34.311.3 5.75.75.78.58.55555    14.0
Finland31.533.533.533.537.036.536.536.537.537.537.538.041.541.540.040.042.542.542.542.5
France6.96.410.910.910.910.910.912.212.212.212.212.218.218.218.918.918.926.926.226.2
Gabon13.3 8.38.38.39.2 9.29.29.29.212.516.716.714.714.715.815.815.014.2
Gambia7.8 2.02.02.02.0 13.213.213.213.29.49.49.47.57.57.57.59.49.4
Georgia 6.86.96.97.27.27.27.27.29.49.49.49.46.05.16.56.612.012.011.3
Germany 26.226.230.930.930.931.732.232.232.831.831.631.632.232.832.832.932.936.536.5
Ghana  9.09.09.0 9.09.09.010.910.910.910.97.98.38.38.310.310.910.9
Greece6.76.36.36.36.38.78.78.78.714.013.013.014.714.717.317.318.721.021.023.0
Grenada 20.020.020.0 26.726.726.726.726.726.726.726.713.313.313.313.313.333.333.3
Guatemala7.012.512.512.57.18.88.88.88.28.28.28.212.012.012.012.013.313.313.313.3
Guinea 7.07.08.88.88.88.819.319.319.319.319.319.31414   21.921.9
Guinea-Bissau20.010.010.010.0 7.87.87.8 14.014.014.014.010.010.010.010.014.011.013.7
Guyana36.920.0  18.518.520.020.020.030.830.829.029.030.030.030.031.331.331.331.3
Haiti 3.63.63.63.6 3.63.63.63.63.64.14.14.14.111.14.24.24.24.2
Honduras10.27.8 9.49.49.49.45.55.55.523.423.423.423.418.018.019.519.525.825.8
Hungary20.711.411.48.38.38.38.39.89.89.19.110.411.111.111.19.18.88.89.410.1
Iceland20.625.425.425.434.934.934.934.930.230.233.333.333.333.342.942.939.739.739.741.3
India5.07.27.28.19.09.08.88.88.88.38.38.39.19.110.810.811.011.011.412.0
Indonesia12.412.611.411.4 8.08.08.08.011.311.311.311.611.618.018.018.218.618.617.1
Iran (Islamic Republic of)1.54.04.94.94.93.43.44.14.14.14.14.14.12.82.82.82.83.13.13.1
Iraq10.8 6.46.46.47.67.67.6  25.525.525.525.525.525.225.225.225.226.5
Ireland7.813.912.012.012.012.012.013.313.313.313.313.313.313.313.913.915.115.115.716.3
Israel6.77.57.57.511.712.513.315.015.015.015.014.214.214.219.219.220.021.722.522.5
Italy12.911.111.111.111.111.19.811.511.511.511.517.317.321.321.321.321.621.431.431.0
Jamaica5.011.711.713.613.313.313.311.711.711.711.711.713.313.313.313.312.712.712.712.7
Japan1.44.64.64.84.67.37.37.37.17.19.09.49.49.411.311.310.87.98.19.5
Jordan0.01.30.00.00.00.01.31.35.55.55.55.56.46.46.410.810.812.012.012.0
Kazakhstan 13.413.413.410.410.410.410.410.410.410.410.415.915.917.817.824.324.325.226.2
Kenya1.13.0 3.63.63.63.67.17.17.17.17.37.269.89.89.89.89.819.119.7
Kiribati0.00.00.00.04.94.94.84.84.84.84.87.14.34.34.34.38.78.78.78.7
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of21.120.120.120.120.120.120.120.1 20.120.120.120.120.115.615.615.615.615.616.3
Korea, Republic of2.03.03.03.73.75.95.95.95.513.013.413.414.413.714.714.714.715.715.716.3
Kuwait 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.01.581.571.593.1157.77.77.76.24.61.5
Kyrgyzstan 1.41.41.41.42.310.010.010.010.00.00.025.625.625.623.323.323.323.323.3
Lao People's Democratic Republic6.39.4 21.221.221.221.222.922.922.922.925.225.225.225.225.225.025.025.025.0
Latvia 9.09.017.017.017.017.021.021.021.021.019.020.020.022.020.023.023.025.018.0
Lebanon0.02.32.32.32.32.32.32.32.32.34.74.74.74.73.13.13.13.13.13.1
Lesotho 4.64.63.83.83.83.811.711.711.711.711.825.025.024.224.224.226.726.726.7
Liberia 5.7   7.87.87.87.85.312.512.512.512.512.512.59.611.011.011.0
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya          4.77.77.77.77.77.7 16.516.516.0
Liechtenstein4.08.04.04.04.04.012.012.012.012.024.024.024.024.024.024.024.024.020.020.0
Lithuania 17.517.517.517.510.610.610.610.622.022.024.822.717.719.119.119.124.524.123.4
Luxembourg13.320.020.020.016.716.716.716.716.723.323.323.323.323.320.020.025.021.728.328.3
Madagascar6.53.73.7 8.08.08.03.83.86.96.96.97.97.91612.517.517.523.120.5
Malawi9.85.65.65.68.39.39.39.39.314.013.613.613.013.020.820.822.322.322.316.7
Malaysia5.17.87.87.8 10.410.410.410.59.19.19.110.010.89.99.910.410.410.410.4
Maldives6.36.36.36.3 6.06.06.06.012.012.012.012.012.06.56.56.56.56.85.9
Mali 2.312.212.212.212.212.210.210.210.210.210.210.210.210.210.210.210.29.59.5
Malta2.95.85.89.29.29.29.29.29.29.29.29.29.28.78.78.78.78.714.312.9
Marshall Islands     3.03.03.03.03.03.03.03.03.03.03.03.03.03.03.0
Mauritania 1.31.33.83.83.8  3.73.7 17.922.122.122.122.122.122.125.225.2
Mauritius7.17.67.67.67.65.75.75.75.75.717.117.117.117.117.118.818.818.818.811.6
Mexico12.014.214.217.418.216.016.016.022.622.624.222.623.223.227.626.226.236.837.438.0
Micronesia, Federated States of 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Monaco11.15.65.622.222.222.222.222.220.820.820.820.820.825.026.126.119.019.020.820.8
Mongolia24.97.97.97.97.910.510.510.510.56.86.76.66.64.13.93.93.914.914.914.9
Montenegro           8.611.111.111.111.112.317.314.817.3
Morocco0.00.60.60.60.60.60.610.810.810.810.810.810.510.510.510.517.017.017.017.0
Mozambique15.725.225.225.2 30.030.030.030.034.834.834.834.834.839.239.239.239.239.239.6
Myanmar               4.33.56.05.66.2
Namibia6.918.122.222.222.225.025.026.426.425.026.926.926.926.926.91724.424.424.425.641.3
Nauru5.65.60.00.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.05.35.3
Nepal6.13.43.43.45.95.95.9333317.31017.31033.233.233.233.233.229.929.5
Netherlands21.331.331.336.036.036.036.036.736.736.736.736.739.341.342.040.740.738.738.737.3
New Zealand14.429.229.229.229.230.830.829.228.328.332.232.233.133.633.633.632.232.233.931.4
Nicaragua14.810.810.810.89.79.720.720.720.720.720.718.518.518.520.720.740.240.240.239.1
Niger5.4 1.21.21.21.21.21.21.212.412.412.412.412.49.7 13.313.313.313.3
Nigeria     3.43.43.46.74.76.46.17.07.07.07.06.86.76.76.7
Norway35.839.436.436.436.436.435.836.436.438.237.937.936.136.139.639.639.639.639.639.6
Oman         2.42.42.40.00.00.00.01.21.21.21.2
Pakistan10.1 2.32.3   21.621.621.321.321.321.122.522.222.222.522.520.720.7
Palau 0.00.00.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Panama7.59.79.79.7 9.99.99.99.916.716.716.716.716.78.58.58.58.58.519.3
Papua New Guinea0.00.01.81.81.81.81.80.90.90.90.90.90.90.90.90.90.92.72.72.7
Paraguay5.62.52.5 2.52.52.52.510.010.010.010.010.012.512.512.512.512.515.015.0
Peru5.610.810.810.810.820.018.318.318.318.318.329.229.229.227.527.521.521.522.322.3
Philippines9.110.811.112.412.411.317.817.817.815.315.715.320.520.521.022.122.922.927.327.2
Poland13.513.013.013.013.013.020.220.220.220.220.420.420.420.220.020.023.723.724.324.1
Portugal7.613.013.013.018.717.418.719.119.119.121.321.328.328.327.427.428.728.731.331.3
Qatar          0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Republic of Moldova 4.84.8 8.97.912.912.912.915.821.821.821.821.823.818.819.819.818.820.8
Romania34.47.07.37.37.310.710.710.710.711.411.211.29.411.411.411.411.213.313.513.7
Russian Federation 10.210.210.27.77.77.67.69.89.89.89.814.014.014.014.013.613.613.613.6
Rwanda17.117.117.117.117.125.725.725.748.848.848.848.848.856.356.356.356.356.363.863.8
Saint Kitts and Nevis6.713.313.313.313.313.313.313.313.30.00.00.06.76.76.76.76.76.76.76.7
Saint Lucia0.00.011.811.811.111.1 11.111.111.111.15.6211.111.111.111.116.716.716.716.7
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines9.59.59.5 4.84.822.722.722.722.718.218.218.218.221.714.317.417.413.013.0
Samoa0.04.14.14.18.28.26.16.16.16.16.16.18.28.28.28.24.14.14.16.1
San Marino11.711.711.713.313.313.316.716.716.716.716.711.711.715.016.716.718.316.718.316.7
Sao Tome and Principe11.87.37.3 9.19.19.19.19.19.19.17.31.87.37.318.218.218.218.218.2
Saudi Arabia        0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.019.919.919.9
Senegal12.511.711.712.112.112.116.719.219.219.219.219.222.022.022.722.722.742.743.342.7
Serbia           20.420.421.621.621.622.033.233.634.0
Serbia and Montenegro  5.15.15.1 7.27.27.97.97.9         
Seychelles16.027.327.323.523.523.523.529.429.429.429.429.423.523.523.523.543.843.843.843.8
Sierra Leone 6.3  8.88.88.814.514.514.514.514.513.213.213.213.212.912.412.112.4
Singapore4.92.54.84.84.36.511.811.816.016.016.024.524.524.523.423.422.224.225.325.3
Slovakia 14.714.712.712.714.014.019.319.316.716.720.019.319.318.015.316.018.718.718.7
Slovenia 7.87.87.87.812.212.212.212.212.212.212.212.213.314.414.432.232.233.336.7
Solomon Islands0.02.1 2.02.02.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.02.02.02.0
Somalia4.0         8.07.88.2116.96.86.813.813.813.8
South Africa2.825.025.029.530.029.829.829.829.832.832.832.833.033.044.544.542.342.344.841.5
South Sudan                26.526.526.526.5
Spain14.624.624.724.721.628.328.328.328.336.036.036.036.636.336.636.636.036.039.741.1
Sri Lanka4.95.35.35.34.9  4.44.44.94.94.95.85.85.85.35.85.85.85.8
Sudan                24.62024.624.324.3
Sudan (former) 5.3195.3195.319  9.7199.7199.7199.71914.71917.81918.11918.11918.91925.619    
Suriname7.815.715.715.715.7 17.617.617.619.625.525.525.525.525.59.811.811.811.811.8
Swaziland3.63.13.1 3.13.13.13.110.810.810.810.810.813.813.613.613.613.66.26.2
Sweden38.440.440.442.742.742.742.745.345.345.345.347.347.047.046.445.044.744.745.043.6
Switzerland14.021.021.021.022.523.023.023.025.025.025.025.028.528.529.029.028.529.031.030.5
Syrian Arab Republic9.29.69.610.410.410.410.410.412.012.012.012.012.012.412.412.412.412.012.012.4
Tajikistan 2.82.82.82.815.012.712.712.712.717.517.517.517.517.519.019.019.015.916.9
Thailand2.85.65.65.65.6 9.29.29.28.810.88.711.711.713.313.315.815.815.86.1
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 3.33.37.57.56.76.718.318.319.219.228.329.231.732.532.530.932.534.133.3
Timor-Leste       26.126.125.325.325.329.229.229.229.232.338.538.538.5
Togo5.21.21.21.2 4.94.97.47.46.27.48.611.111.111.111.111.111.116.517.6
Tonga0.00.00.00.0 0.00.0 0.00.03.43.33.33.1183.10.03.63.63.60.0
Trinidad and Tobago16.711.111.111.111.1 16.719.419.419.419.419.426.826.826.828.628.628.628.628.6
Tunisia4.36.76.77.411.511.511.511.511.522.822.822.822.822.827.627.626.726.728.131.3
Turkey1.32.42.42.44.24.24.24.44.44.44.44.49.19.19.19.114.214.214.414.4
Turkmenistan26.018.018.018.026.026.026.026.026.0 16.016.016.016.816.816.816.816.826.425.8
Tuvalu7.77.78.3 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.06.76.76.76.7
Uganda12.218.118.118.117.917.824.724.724.723.923.929.830.730.731.531.335.035.035.035.0
Ukraine 3.83.87.97.87.87.85.35.35.35.38.78.28.28.08.08.09.49.711.8
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [former]15.6                   
United Arab Emirates0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.022.522.522.522.522.517.517.517.517.5
United Kingdom6.39.518.218.218.418.417.917.917.918.119.719.719.519.519.522.022.322.522.622.8
United Republic of Tanzania 17.517.517.516.4 22.322.321.421.430.430.430.430.430.736.036.036.036.036.0
United States6.611.711.713.313.314.014.014.314.314.915.216.316.817.016.816.816.817.818.319.4
Uruguay6.17.17.17.112.112.112.112.112.112.111.111.112.112.114.115.212.112.113.113.1
Uzbekistan 6.06.06.06.87.27.27.27.217.517.517.517.517.522.022.022.022.022.016.0
Vanuatu4.3   0.00.00.01.91.93.83.83.83.83.83.83.81.90.00.00.0
Venezuela10.05.95.9 12.19.79.79.79.79.717.418.018.618.617.517.017.017.017.017.0
Viet Nam17.718.526.226.226.026.026.027.327.327.327.327.325.825.825.825.824.424.424.324.3
Yemen4.10.7 0.70.70.70.70.70.30.30.30.30.30.30.30.30.30.30.30.3
Yugoslavia [former Socialist Federal Republic]18.2                   
Zambia6.69.79.710.310.110.112.012.012.012.012.714.615.215.214.014.011.511.510.812.7
Zimbabwe11.014.714.714.714.09.310.010.010.010.016.016.716.015.215.015.015.015.031.531.5
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
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.
4
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.
5
Fiji : Parliament has been dissolved or suspended for an indefinite period.
6
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.
7
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.
8
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.
9
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.
10
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.
11
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.
12
Bangladesh: This figure excluded the 45 reserved seats for women which were not yet filled in January 2009.
13
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.
14
Guinea: The parliament was dissolved following the December 2008 coup
15
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.
16
Madagascar: Parliament has been dissolved or suspended for an indefinite period.
17
Namibia: Figure excludes 11 members yet to be sworn in.
18
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.
19
Data for Sudan prior to the independence of South Sudan in 2011 include those for South Sudan.
20
Data pertain to the new Sudan, excluding the southern part.
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