Gender Quotas Database

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Equatorial Guinea (Republic of Equatorial Guinea)

Equatorial Guinea (Republic of Equatorial Guinea) has a Bicameral parliament with the use of voluntary party quotas. 21 of 100 (21%) seats in the Cámara de los Diputados / Chamber of Deputies 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? No
  • For the Sub-National Level? No

Are there voluntary quotas...

  • Adopted by political parties? Yes

Is there additional information?...

  • No

Last updated: Apr 16, 2020

Single/Lower House

Cámara de los Diputados / Chamber of Deputies

Total seats 100
Total Women 21
% Women 21%
Election Year 2017
Electoral System List PR
Quota Type No legislated
Election details IDEA Voter Turnout - IPU Parline

Upper House

Senado / Senate

Total seats 72
Total Women 12
% Women 17%
Election Year 2017
Electoral System
Quota Type No legislated>
  Legal source Details
Quota type: No legislated Electoral law  
Legal sanctions for non-compliance No data available
Rank order/placement rules No data available

Voluntary Political Party Quotas*

Party Official name Details, Quota provisions
Social Democratic Convergence Convergencia para la Democracia Social [CPDS] Social Democratic Convergence has adopted a gender 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.

Additional Information




Additional reading

  • Equatorial Guinea: Presidential Elections 2016 (Make every woman count: Promoting the Empowerment of African Women & Girls)
  • Yoon, M.Y. 2001. ‘Democratization and Women's Legislative Representation in Sub-Saharan Africa’, in Democratization, Vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 169–190.
  • Reynolds, Andrew. 1999. Women in African Legislatures and Executives: The Slow Climb to Power. Johannesburg: Electoral Institute of South Africa.
  • Inter-Parliamentary Union. 1997. Democracy Still in the Making: A World Comparative Study. Geneva: Inter-Parliamentary Union.

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