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Table 1

Proportion of Female Politicians in National Parliaments by Party Type

Percent of Female Politicians in:
Parliamentary Radical-Right PartiesAll Other Parliamentary PartiesEntire ParliamentPercenage-Point Difference between Party Types
Germany 11 34 31 −23 
Switzerland 17 39 32 −22 
Sweden 29 51 47 −22 
Finland 24 43 41 −19 
Austria 24 42 37 −18 
Norway 26 44 42 −18 
Italy 29 37 36 −8 
Netherlands 30 32 32 −2 
Denmark 41 38 39 +3 
Overall Averages 26 40 37 −14 
Percent of Female Politicians in:
Parliamentary Radical-Right PartiesAll Other Parliamentary PartiesEntire ParliamentPercenage-Point Difference between Party Types
Germany 11 34 31 −23 
Switzerland 17 39 32 −22 
Sweden 29 51 47 −22 
Finland 24 43 41 −19 
Austria 24 42 37 −18 
Norway 26 44 42 −18 
Italy 29 37 36 −8 
Netherlands 30 32 32 −2 
Denmark 41 38 39 +3 
Overall Averages 26 40 37 −14 

Note: This table refers to the composition of national parliaments in December 2018 (based on data collected by the author). It includes all West European countries where radical-right, anti-immigrant parties received at least 10 percent of the vote and are represented in parliament. The following parties are coded as radical-right and anti-immigrant: Alternative for Germany, Swiss People's Party, Sweden Democrats, True Finns, Freedom Party Austria, Progress Party (Norway), Lega (Italy, Chamber of Deputies), Party for Freedom (Netherlands), and the Danish People's Party.

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