Gender Quotas Database

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Eastern Europe

Kosovo has a Unicameral parliament with legislated quotas for the single/lower house and at the sub-national level. 40 of 120 (33%) seats in the Kuvendi are held by women.

At a glance

Structure of parliament Unicameral

Are there legislated quotas

For the Single / Lower house? Yes
For the Upper house? No
For the Sub-national level? Yes

Are there voluntary quotas?

Adopted by political parties? No
Is there additional information? Yes

Single / Lower House


Quota at the Sub-National Level

Voluntary Political Party Quotas*

* Only political parties represented in parliament are included. When a country has legislated quotas in place, only political parties that have voluntary quotas that exceed the percentage/number of the national quota legislation are presented in this table.

Additional information

Kosovo, formerly an United Nations-administered province of Serbia, claimed independence in February 2008 and has been recognized by some 60 UN member-states, while Serbia does not recognize its independence.

The quota of electoral participation is set at 30% according to the Law on General Elections of Kosovo and the Law on Local Elections. (KOSOVO PROGRAM FOR GENDER EQUALITY 2020-2024)


Legal Sources:

  • Constitution of Kosovo (amended through 2020) - Link
  • Law on General Elections - Link
  • Law on Local Elections - Link
  • Regulation on Registration and Operation of Political Parties. - Link
  • Law on financing of Political Entities - Link

Other Sources:

  • Parliament of Kosovo - Link
  • Electoral Commission - Link
  • Post-Election Analysis of February 14, 2021 - Parliamentary Elections - Link

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