Female candidates cleaned up many primary wins, putting them on track to enter positions of power in various levels of government. An infographic on the proportions of seats held by women in national legislature in 2017 was reported by the World Bank.

Over the past two decades, women have entered government at increasing rates. This was due to voluntary gender quotas for political parties and parliaments.  Most legislators are women in Rwanda. 3 times as many women in government.

The percentage of seats held by women in national legislatures in 2017 are:
61% - Rwanda
53% - Bolivia
49% - Cuba
48% - Iceland
46% - Nicaragua
39% - France, Spain
37% - Germany
32% - United Kingdom
29% - Australia
24% - China
19% - United States
16% - Russia
12% - India
 6%  - Iran

Image source: https://www.statista.com/chart/15027/where-do-women-hold-political-office/
Image license: CC-BY-ND

Proportion of seats held by Women in National legislatures in 2017

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Female candidates cleaned up many primary wins, putting them on track to enter positions of power in various levels of government. An infographic on the proportions of seats held by women in national legislature in 2017 was reported by the World Bank.

Over the past two decades, women have entered government at increasing rates. This was due to voluntary gender quotas for political parties and parliaments. Most legislators are women in Rwanda. 3 times as many women in government.

The percentage of seats held by women in national legislatures in 2017 are:
61% - Rwanda
53% - Bolivia
49% - Cuba
48% - Iceland
46% - Nicaragua
39% - France, Spain
37% - Germany
32% - United Kingdom
29% - Australia
24% - China
19% - United States
16% - Russia
12% - India
6% - Iran

Image source: https://www.statista.com/chart/15027/where-do-women-hold-political-office/
Image license: CC-BY-ND

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