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Ethiopia (Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia)

Ethiopia (Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia) has a Bicameral parliament with the use of voluntary party quotas. 212 of 547 (39%) seats in the Yehizb Tewokayoch Mekir Bete / House of Peoples' Representatives are held by women.

At a glance

Structure of Parliament: Bicameral

Are there legislated quotas...

  • For the Single/Lower House? No
  • For the Upper House?
  • For the Sub-National Level? No

Are there voluntary quotas...

  • Adopted by political parties? Yes

Is there additional information?...

  • No

Last updated: Oct 29, 2018

Single/Lower House

Yehizb Tewokayoch Mekir Bete / House of Peoples' Representatives

Total seats 547
Total Women 212
% Women 39%
Election Year 2015
Electoral System FPTP
Quota Type No legislated
Election details IDEA Voter Turnout - IPU Parline

Voluntary Political Party Quotas*

Party Official name Details, Quota provisions
Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front [EPRDF] In 2004, Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front has a 30 percent party quota.

* 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.

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