Germany - Bundestag


In the 12th Bundestag (1990), 21.21% of representatives were women (140.69 out of 663.43)


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.

27.18% of this party's representatives are women. These 65.16 women account for 46.31% of all women elected in this period.

Including this party raises the representation of women by 3.38%.


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

16.1% of this party's representatives are women. These 43.28 women account for 30.76% of all women elected in this period.

Including this party lowers the representation of women by -3.48%.


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