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Cyprus (Republic of Cyprus)

Cyprus (Republic of Cyprus) has a Unicameral parliament with the use of voluntary party quotas. 11 of 56 (20%) seats in the Vouli Antiprosopon / House of Representatives 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?...

  • Yes

Last updated: May 18, 2020

Single/Lower House

Vouli Antiprosopon / House of Representatives

Total seats 56
Total Women 11
% Women 20%
Election Year 2016
Electoral System List PR
Quota Type No legislated
Election details IDEA Voter Turnout - IPU Parline

Voluntary Political Party Quotas*

Party Official name Details, Quota provisions
Movement of Social Democrats Kinima Sosialdimokraton [KISOS] KISOS has a 30% quota for women.
Democratic Rally of Cyprus Dimokratikos Synagermos [DISY] DISY has a 30 per cent (30%) gender quota in its candidates for the parliament, municipal and European elections, as well as for the party's internal structures.

* 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

56 members are elected by the Greek-Cypriot community while 24 are elected by the Turkish-Cypriot community (seats currently vacant). (IPU-Parline 2019)



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