WOMEN IN POLITICS, 2012
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Lower or single HouseUpper House or Senate
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Rank Country % Women Women / Seats % Women Women / Seats
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1Rwanda 56.345 / 80 38.5 10 / 26
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2Andorra 50.014 / 28— / —
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3 Cuba45.2265 / 586 — / —
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4Sweden 44.7156 / 349 — / —
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5Seychelles 43.814 / 32— / —
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6Finland 42.585 / 200 — / —
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7South Africa 42.3169 / 400 32.117 / 53
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8Netherlands 40.761 / 150 36.027 / 75
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9Nicaragua 40.237 / 92 — / —
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10 Iceland 39.725 / 63 — / —
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11Norway 39.667 / 169 — / —
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12Mozambique 39.298 / 250 — / —
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13Denmark 39.170 / 179 — / —
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14Costa Rica 38.622 / 57 — / —
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15Angola 38.284 / 220 — / —
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16 Belgium 38.057 / 150 40.829 / 71
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17Argentina 37.496 / 257 38.928 / 72
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18Spain 36.0126 / 350 33.588 / 263
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United Republic of Tanzania 36.0126 / 350 — / —
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19Uganda 35.0135 / 386 — / —
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20Nepal 33.2197 / 594 — / —
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21Germany 32.9204 / 620 27.519 / 69
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22Ecuador 32.340 / 124 — / —
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Timor-Leste 32.321 / 65 — / —
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23New Zealand 32.239 / 121 — / —
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Slovenia 32.229 / 90 2.51 / 40
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24Belarus 31.835 / 110 32.819 / 58
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25Guyana 31.321 / 67 — / —
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26T.F.Y.R. of Macedonia 30.938 / 123 — / —
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27Burundi 30.532 / 105 46.319 / 41
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28Portuga28.766 / 230 — / —
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29Trinidad and Tobago 28.612 / 42 25.88 / 31
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30Switzerland 28.557 / 200 19.69 / 46
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31Mexico 28.4142 / 500 22.729 / 128
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32Austria 27.951 / 183 31.119 / 61
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33Ethiopia 27.8152 / 547 16.322 / 135
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34Afghanistan 27.769 / 249 27.528 / 102
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35 Tunisia 26.758 / 217 — / —
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36South Sudan 26.588 / 332 10.05 / 50
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37Bolivia 25.433 / 130 47.217 / 36
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38Iraq 25.282 / 325 — / —
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39Lao People’s Dem. Republic 25.033 / 132 — / —
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Luxembourg 25.015 / 60 — / —
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40Canada 24.876 / 307 36.736 / 98
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41Australia 24.737 / 150 38.229 / 76
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42Sudan 24.687 / 354 17.95 / 28
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43Namibia 24.419 / 78 26.97 / 26
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Viet Nam 24.4122 / 500— / —
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44Lesotho 24.229 / 120 21.27 / 33
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45Liechtenstein 24.06 / 25 — / —
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46Croatia 23.836 / 151 — / —
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47Poland 23.7109 / 460 13.013 / 100
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48Kyrgyzstan 23.328 / 120 — / —
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49Latvia 23.023 / 100 — / —
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50Philippines 22.965 / 284 13.03 / 23
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51Senegal 22.734 / 150 40.040 / 100
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52Pakistan 22.577 / 342 17.017 / 100
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53Malawi 22.343 / 193 — / —
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United Kingdom 22.3145 / 650 21.9181 / 827
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54Singapore 22.220 / 90 — / —
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55Mauritania 22.121 / 95 14.38 / 56
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56Czech Republic 22.044 / 200 18.515 / 81
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Eritrea 22.033 / 150 — / —
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Serbia 22.055 / 250 — / —
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Uzbekistan 22.033 / 150 15.015 / 100
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57Italy 21.6 136 / 630 18.660 / 322
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58Peru 21.528 / 130 — / —
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59Bosnia and Herzegovina 21.49 / 42 13.32 / 15
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60China 21.3635 / 2978 — / —
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61Bulgaria 20.850 / 240 — / —
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Cape Verde 20.815 / 72 — / —
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Dominican Republic 20.838 / 183 9.43 / 32
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62Cambodia 20.325 / 123 14.8 9 / 61
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63Israel 20.024 / 120 — / —
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64Estonia 19.820 / 101 — / —
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Republic of Moldova 19.820 / 101 — / —
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65Bangladesh 19.769 / 350 — / —
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66Honduras 19.525 / 128— / —
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67Lithuania 19.127 / 141 — / —
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68El Salvador 19.016 / 84 — / —
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Monaco 19.04 / 21 — / —
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Tajikistan 19.012 / 63 14.75 / 34
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69France 18.9109 / 577 22.277 / 347
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70Mauritius 18.813 / 69 — / —
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71Greece 18.756 / 300 — / —
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72San Marino 18.311 / 60 — / —
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73Indonesia 18.2102 / 560 — / —
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Sao Tome and Principe 18.210 / 55 — / —
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74Kazakhstan 17.819 / 107 4.32 / 47
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75United Arab Emirates 17.57 / 40— / —
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76Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 17.44 / 23 — / —
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77Morocco 17.067 / 395 2.26 / 270
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Venezuela 17.028 / 165 — / —
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78Turkmenistan 16.821 / 125 — / —
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United States of America16.873 / 43417.017 / 100
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79Saint Lucia 16.73 / 18 36.44 / 11
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80Azerbaijan 16.020 / 125 — / —
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Slovakia 16.024 / 150 — / —
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