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Share of female candidates in political parties in Norway 2009-2017

In the 2017 parliamentary election, Sosialistisk Venstreparti, the Socialist Left Party, had the highest share of female candidates in Norway, amounting to 54 percent women. In comparison, Fremskrittspartiet, the right-wing Progress Party, had the lowest share of women, with 35 percent the same year. In this parliamentary election, most of the political parties were close to having an equal distribution of men and women among their candidates. In five out of the nine political parties, more than half of the candidates were women.

Share of female candidates in parliamentary elections in Norway from 2009 to 2017, by political party

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Release date

June 2017



Supplementary notes

*In 2009 and 2013, data from 'Miljøpartiet de Grønne' was included under 'Other parties'.

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