Bolivia and Cuba Highlighted for Highest Percent of Women in Parliame
United Nations, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia and Cuba are the second and third countries, respectively, with highest percent of women in their Parliaments, according to a world political map issued here by the UN-Women and the Inter-parliamentarian Union (IPU).
Bolivia has 53.1 percent of women in the parliamentarian seats (69 out of 130) while Cuba has 48.9 percent (299 out of 612), following only Ruanda, which has 61.3 percent (49 out of 80).
The list of countries with at least 40 percent of women in the parliament includes also Nicaragua, fifth country with 45.7 percent, Mexico, eight country with 42.6, and Ecuador, eleventh country with 41.6.
The country with the highest amount of women in the parliament is China (699 out of 2,949 parliamentarians, representing 23.7 percent), followed by Cuba (299), Germany (233), Mexico (213) and Ethiopia (212).
According to the map presented by executive secretary of UN-Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and secretary general of IPU Martin Chungong, four countries do not have women with seats in the Parliament, (Micronesia, Qatar, Vanuatu and Yemen).
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