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?...
Last updated: May 18, 2020
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.
56 members are elected by the Greek-Cypriot community while 24 are elected by the Turkish-Cypriot community (seats currently vacant). (IPU-Parline 2019)
- Constitution of Cyprus (English version)