Gender Quotas Database

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Lithuania (Republic of Lithuania)

Lithuania (Republic of Lithuania) has a Unicameral parliament with the use of voluntary party quotas. 30 of 141 (21%) seats in the Seimas / 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? Yes

Is there additional information?...

  • No

Last updated: Apr 16, 2019

Single/Lower House

Seimas / Parliament

Total seats 141
Total Women 30
% Women 21%
Election Year 2016
Electoral System Parallel
Quota Type No legislated
Election details IDEA Voter Turnout - IPU Parline

Voluntary Political Party Quotas*

Party Official name Details, Quota provisions
Social Democratic Party Lietuvos socialdemokratų partija [LSDP] SDP has a quota on at least one-third of either sex.

* 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

  • Purvaneckiene, Giedre. 1999. ‘Women's and Gender Equality Issues in the Parliamentary Election Programs of Lithuania's Political Parties.’ Politics Towards Women and Women in Politics. Vilnius: Women's Issues Information Centre. pp. 33-61.  
  • Lithuanian Parliament website,

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