Germany - Bundestag


In the 17th Bundestag (2009), 32.98% of representatives were women (204.73 out of 620.67)


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 DIE LINKE.

55.57% of this party's representatives are women. These 41.68 women account for 20.36% of all women elected in this period.

Including this party raises the representation of women by 3.1%.


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

20.54% of this party's representatives are women. These 39.72 women account for 19.4% of all women elected in this period.

Including this party lowers the representation of women by -5.63%.


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