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Definition
Women in parliament figures are expressed as a proportion of all occupied seats in a single or lower house of the national parliaments and of the senate or upper chamber or house of bicameralparliaments. The indicator covers the single chamber of unicameral parliaments and lower chamber in bicameral parliaments. Seats are usually won by candidates in parliamentary elections. Seats may also be filled by nomination, appointment, indirect election,rotation of members and by-election.

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Women in parliament: Number of seats in the upper house or senate Women in parliament: Number of women in the upper house or senate Women in parliament: Number of seats in the lower or single house

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