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Equal Representation of Women in Parliament

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Six countries in the world currently have parliaments where women hold at least half the seats: Rwanda (61 percent), Cuba (53 percent), Nicaragua (51 percent) and Mexico and the United Arab Emirates (50 percent).

Iceland has recently joined them with 52%. Sweden and Finland aren't far behind at 47% and 46%. 

Unlike some other countries, Iceland does not have legal quotas on female representation in parliament, though some parties do require a minimum number of candidates be women.

https://www.inkl.com/newsletters/morning-edition/news/in-european-first-women-in-majority-in-iceland-parliament?

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By Lynn Wood

27 September 2021



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