Germany - Bundestag


In the 14th Bundestag (1998), 31.21% of representatives were women (208.4 out of 667.7)


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.

36.01% of this party's representatives are women. These 106.86 women account for 51.28% of all women elected in this period.

Including this party raises the representation of women by 3.84%.


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

19.7% of this party's representatives are women. These 39 women account for 18.71% of all women elected in this period.

Including this party lowers the representation of women by -4.85%.


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