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Iceland is the first European country to have women

Iceland became the first European country in which women held the majority of seats in parliament, after winning 33 out of 63 seats (52%) during the last legislative elections.
And according to the results of the elections in Iceland on Saturday, the largest number of parliamentary seats (16) went to the conservative Independence Party, whose election campaign focused on public health and the fight against climate change.
The media also reported that there is no other European country in which the proportion of women working in its legislative bodies exceeds 50%, given that the proportion of women in the Swedish Parliament, which is the “leading” country in this field, constitutes 47%.
It is worth noting that in the world today there are only 5 countries in which women constitute at least half of the number of parliamentary seats: Rwanda (61%), Cuba (52%), Nicaragua (51%), Mexico (50%) and the United Arab Emirates (50%). .
And the media indicated that Iceland – unlike some other countries – does not have a quota for women’s representation in the legislature, but some parties in the country demand that women constitute at least a certain number of candidates than them in the elections.

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