Germany - Bundestag


In the 18th Bundestag (2013), 36.7% of representatives were women (231.72 out of 631.4)


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.

43.39% of this party's representatives are women. These 83.74 women account for 36.14% of all women elected in this period.

Including this party raises the representation of women by 2.95%.


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

24.77% of this party's representatives are women. These 63.03 women account for 27.2% of all women elected in this period.

Including this party lowers the representation of women by -8.05%.


Read our methodology to learn more about these numbers.

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