Germany - Bundestag


In the 1st Bundestag (1949), 8.15% of representatives were women (33.71 out of 413.58)


This graph shows the respective contributions to overall gender representation of the bottom three and top three parties. Parties with a high proportion of women may still rank as having low contributions because of low total numbers of representatives.

0% represents the hypothetical gender balance of the chamber without each party in turn (see methodology) rather than 50/50.


The party that has the highest positive influential on the gender balance is SPD.

10.67% of this party's representatives are women. These 14.57 women account for 43.23% of all women elected in this period.

Including this party raises the representation of women by 1.24%.


The party that has the highest negative influential on the gender balance is FDP.

4.39% of this party's representatives are women. These 2.37 women account for 7.02% of all women elected in this period.

Including this party lowers the representation of women by -0.56%.


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