2. Top 10 countries:
3. 1. Rwanda
Compared to all other nations, Rwanda has the highest percentage of women in its lower house of Parliament — nearly 64%. Of the 80 seats in the house, women occupy 51.
5. 3. Cuba
Cuba’s National Assembly has 48.9% of women. Of a total of 612 seats, women occupy 299.
7. 5. South Africa
South Africa has 44.8% of women in the National Assembly. Of a total of 400 seats, women currently occupy 179.
12. 10. Belgium
Belgium has 41.3% of women in its Chamber of Representatives. That’s 62 women occupying a total of 150 seats.
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14. 62. China
China has 23.4% of women in the National People’s Congress (NPC) which is the largest parliamentary body in the world. Of its 2,987 members, 699 are women.
15. 65. United Kingdom
The percentage of women in the House of Commons is 22.6% i.e. of 650 seats, women currently occupy 147.
16. 76. Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia has 19.9% of women in the Parliament. Of 151 seats, women occupy 30.
17. 84. United States of America
Women occupy 18.3% of seats in the House of Representatives. That’s 79 women for 432 seats. However NPR notes that the list does not recognize countries that are tied with the same rank, so there are actually 98 countries with a higher percentage of female legislators than the U.S.
18. 100. Russia
Russia has 13.6% of women in the State Duma. There are 61 women occupying a total of 450 seats.
19. 147. Qatar
Qatar, Micronesia, Palau and Vanuatu have the lowest percentage of women in their parliaments. They have none.
20. Check the complete list of countries here.
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