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posted on 16 September 2015

The EU Parliaments With The Most Female Participation

by Felix Richter,

-- this post authored by Niall McCarthy

In the United Kingdom, newly elected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn recently attracted criticism for giving the majority of senior jobs in his new Shadow Cabinet to men.

However, the overall picture is far more positive with women making up over half of the UK's Shadow Cabinet for the first time in history. The same can't really be said of parliaments across the European Union. Even though some countries such as Sweden and Finland have a high rate of gender equality, men make up 71 percent of national parliaments in the EU.

This chart shows the percentage of women in EU parliaments in 2015 (single/lower house).

Infographic: The EU Parliaments With The Most Female Participation | Statista

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