Santiago de Chile. - Bolivia, Cuba and Ecuador are within the top ten places in the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s (IPU) world ranking of women’s presence in national parliaments, in second, fourth and ninth places respectively. The whole region reached the 27.5% of female participation in parliaments.
Bolivia, in particular, jumped from a 25% of women in parliamentary seats to a representation of 53% after the national elections of 2014. These are the first elections since they implemented the law of gender parity and alternation.
See chart with latest data available for elected women in the lower house of national parliaments in Latin America, Caribbean and Iberian Peninsula in.