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Gender parity in national parliament

Kuwait > Demographics

Seats held by men in national parliament

YearValueFootnotes
199750 
199850 
199950 
200065 
200165 
200265 
200365 
200465 
200565 
2006641
2007642
2008643
2009634
201060 

Seats held by women in national parliament

YearValueFootnotes
19970 
19980 
19990 
20000 
20010 
20020 
20030 
20040 
20050 
200611
200712
200813
200924
20105 

Seats held by women in national parliament, percentage

YearValueFootnotes
19970 
19980 
19990 
20000 
20010 
20020 
20030 
20040 
20050 
20061.51
20071.52
20081.53
20093.14
20107.7 

Total number of seats in national parliament

YearValueFootnotes
199750 
199850 
199950 
200065 
200165 
200265 
200365 
200465 
200565 
2006651
2007652
2008653
2009654
201065 

Footnotes:

  1. Kuwait: In June 2005, a woman was appointed Minister for the first time in the country’s history. As Cabinet Ministers also sit in Parliament, there was therefore one woman in Parliament.
  2. Kuwait : No woman candidate was elected in the 2006 elections. One woman was appointed to the 16-member cabinet. As cabinet ministers also sit in parliament, there was therefore one woman out of a total of 65 members.
  3. Kuwait: No woman candidate was elected in the 2006 elections. One woman was appointed to the 16-member cabinet sworn in July 2006. A new cabinet sworn in March 2007 included two women. As cabinet ministers also sit in parliament, there are two women out o
  4. Kuwait: No woman candidate was elected in the 2008 elections. Two women were appointed to the 16-member cabinet sworn in in June 2008. As cabinet ministers also sit in parliament, there were two women out of a total of 65 members. Four women were elected

Source: United Nations Statistics Division

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