European Database: Women in Decision-making

Fact Sheet - Women in Regional Parliaments and Governments of the EU-Memberstates - 1999

  Regional Parliament Regional Governments*
Country Update No. Regions Members Women Women % Members Women Women %
Austria 1999 9 447 109 24,4 76 16 21,1
Belgium 1999 5 393 81 20,6 38 7 18,4
Denmark 1999 14 374 109 29,1 No regional governments existing
Finland No elected regional parliaments or governments existing
France 1 1999 22 1693 437 25,8 No regional governments existing
Germany 3 1999 16 1947 596 30,6 183 46 25,1
Greece No elected regional parliaments or governments existing
Ireland No elected regional parliaments or governments existing
Italy 1999 20 1088 107 9,8 206 13 6,3
Luxembourg No elected regional parliaments or governments existing
Netherlands 4 1999 10 619 164 26,5 Governments are appointed
Portugal 2 1999 2 111 13 11,7 16 0 0,0
Spain 1999 19 1184 348 29,4 167 21 12,6
Sweden 1998 23 1717 811 47,2 338 147 43,5
UK 1999 3 255 70 27,5 31 9 29,0
Total 4844 1081 22,3 2450 278 11,3
* incl. junior ministers
1 with "Assemblee territoriale de Corse"
2 only the autonomous regions of açores and Madeira have regional parliaments and governments
3 in some regions junior ministers do not longer belong to the government and are no longer included.
4 data for Noord-Holland and Limburg not available



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