Spain fifth worldwide in number of women in Congress

Then and now: Spain's first, male-dominated session of Congress (Left) and Spain's new Congress in 2019. Photos: RTVE
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► Election of 164 women deputies for 46.85 percent of seats in new Congress
► Spaniards elected more women to represent them than any other EU country

The election on 28th April of of 164 women to sit in the new session of Congress have given Spain greater representation of women in its legislature than in any other European country and places it just fifth worldwide in terms of the percentage of women legislators at the national level.

As a result of the election, 46.85 percent of the seats in Spain’s 350-member Congress are held by women, placing it fifth internationally behind only four countries — Ruanda (61.3 percent), Cuba (53.2 percent), Bolivia (53.1 percent) and Mexico (48.2 percent).

In Europe, Spain has now bested all other countries in terms of female representation, including Sweden, with 47.3 percent of the seats its national legislature held by women, Finland (41.5 percent), France (39.7 percent), Belgium (38 percent), Denmark (37.4 percent) Austria (37.2 percent) and Italy (35.7 percent).

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