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Georgia (Georgia)

Georgia (Georgia) has a Unicameral parliament . 22 of 150 (15%) seats in the Sakartvelos Parlamenti / Parliament are held by women.

At a glance

Structure of Parliament: Unicameral

Are there legislated quotas...

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

Are there voluntary quotas...

  • Adopted by political parties? No

Is there additional information?...

  • Yes

Last updated: Apr 23, 2019

Single/Lower House

Sakartvelos Parlamenti / Parliament

Total seats 150
Total Women 22
% Women 15%
Election Year 2016
Electoral System Parallel
Quota Type Supplementary public funding incentives
Election details IDEA Voter Turnout - IPU Parline

Additional Information

The current legislation does not provide for a mandatory legislated candidate quota, but instead provides a financial incentive for parties to increase the number of women candidates on the list. Parties that nominate at least 30 % women in every ten of the candidates on the list receive additional 30 % of the public funding. The increased amount of public funding came into force following the 2014 local self-government elections. The legislation was first introduced in late 2011 in the run-up to the 2012 parliamentary elections, and provided a lower financial incentive (an additional 10 per cent in public funding) for parties which included at least 20 per cent women in every group of ten candidates on their lists.

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