European Database: Women in Decision-making

Fact Sheet:
Women in Regional Parliaments and Governments of the EU-Member States - 2000

  Regional Parliament Regional Governments*
Country Update No. Regions Members Women Women % Members Women Women %
Austria 2000 9 448 117 26,1 76 17 22,4
Belgium 2000 5 393 85 21,6 37 8 21,6
Denmark 2000 14 374 113 30,2 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 2000 16 1970 605 30,7 183 44 24,0
Greece No elected regional parliaments or governments existing
Ireland No elected regional parliaments or governments existing
Italy 5 2000 20 933 78 8,4 194 15 7,7
Luxembourg No elected regional parliaments or governments existing
Netherlands 2000 10 761 208 27,3 Governments are appointed
Portugal 2 2000 2 111 13 11,7 16 0 0,0
Spain 2000 19 1180 359 30,4 177 31 17,5
Sweden 4 2000 23 1717 810 47,2 224 81 36,2
UK 2000 3 260 71 27,3 33 10 30,3
Total 9840 2896 29,4 940 206 21,9
* 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 some Swedish regions do not have governments
5 from some Italian regions no data is available



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