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Kosovo (Kosovo)

Kosovo (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 Sub-National Level? Yes

Are there voluntary quotas...

  • Adopted by political parties? No

Is there additional information?...

  • Yes

Last updated: Oct 20, 2016

Single/Lower House

Kuvendi

Total seats 120
Total Women 40
% Women 33%
Election Year 2014
Electoral System List PR
Quota Type Reserved seats
  Legal source Details
Quota type: Reserved seats Constitution

"The composition of the Assembly of Kosovo shall respect internationally recognized principles of gender equality." (Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo, Article 71:2)

Electoral law

In Kosovo’s 120-member Assembly, 100 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 4-year terms and 20 members are reserved to represent Kosovo's national minorities to serve 4-year terms (Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo, Article 64).

In each Political Entity’s candidate list, at least 30% shall be male and at least 30% shall be female, with 1 candidate from each gender included at least once in each group of 3 candidates, counting from the first candidate in the list. (General Elections Law, Article 27.1)

Legal sanctions for non-compliance Electoral law

‘If, after the allocation of seats, the candidates of the minority gender within a Political Entity have not been allocated at least 30% of the total seats for that Political Entity, the last elected candidate of the majority gender will be replaced by the next candidate of the opposite gender on the reordered candidate list until the total number of seats allocated to the minority gender is at least 30%’. (General Elections Law, Article 111.6)

Rank order/placement rules Electoral law "In each Political Entity’s candidate list, at least thirty (30%) percent shall be male and at least thirty (30%) percent shall be female, with one candidate from each gender included at least once in each group of three candidates, counting from the first candidate in the list." (General Elections Law, Article 27.1)
Is the provision of direct public funding to political parties related to gender equality among candidates? No data available
Are there provisions for other financial advantages to encourage gender equality in political parties? No data available

Quota at the Sub-National Level

  • Quota type: Reserved seats
  Legal source Details
Quota type: Reserved seats Electoral law Each candidate list shall comprise at least 30% certified candidates of each gender. (Local Elections Law, Article 7.2)
Legal sanctions for non-compliance Electoral law

If, after the allocation of seats, the candidates of minority gender within a political entity have not been allocated at least 30% of the total seats for that political entity, the last elected candidate of the majority gender will be replaced by the next eligible candidate of the opposite gender on the reordered candidate list until the total number of seats allocated to the minority gender is at least 30%. (Local Elections Law, Article 8.4)

Rank order/placement rules Electoral law None

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.

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