Germany - Bundestag


In the 4th Bundestag (1961), 8.69% of representatives were women (45.24 out of 520.68)


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.

10.78% of this party's representatives are women. These 21.88 women account for 48.36% of all women elected in this period.

Including this party raises the representation of women by 1.34%.


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

7.52% of this party's representatives are women. These 15.1 women account for 33.38% of all women elected in this period.

Including this party lowers the representation of women by -0.74%.


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