Viet Nam (Socialist Republic of Viet Nam) has a Unicameral parliament with legislated quotas for the single/lower house. 151 of 499 (30%) seats in the Quoc-Hoi / National Assembly 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?
Are there voluntary quotas...
- Adopted by political parties?
Is there additional information?...
Last updated: Jun 13, 2022
Quoc-Hoi / National Assembly
|Quota Type||Legislated Candidate Quotas|
|Quota type: Legislated Candidate Quotas||Electoral law||
The number of women to be nominated to stand for election to the National Assembly is estimated by the Standing Committee of the National Assembly on the basis of the proposal of the Presidium of the Central Executive Committee of the Vietnam Women's Union. At least thirty-five percent of the total number of people on the official list of National Assembly candidates are women (Art. 8.3 National Assembly Election Law).
|Legal sanctions for non-compliance||Electoral law||
|Rank order/placement rules||Electoral law||
|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|
- Electoral Law 2015 (Vietnamese)
- Nguyen, D. (2022) Women’s Participation in Public Administration in Vietnam: A Case Study of Policy and Practice from 1986 to the Present, International Journal of Public Administration
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- Joshi, D. K. and Thimothy, R. (2019) ‘Long-term impacts of parliamentary gender quotas in a single-party system: Symbolic co-option or delayed integration?’, International Political Science Review