More than 45 percent of all representatives elected for the Norwegian parliament in September 2021 were women, up from 41 percent in the preceding election year, 2017. Compared to the share of women in the parliaments of other global countries, Norway ranks 13th. With 61.3 percent, Rwanda’s parliament had the highest proportion of women.
Arbeiderpartiet with the highest number of representatives
The Norwegian parliament (Stortinget) consists of 169 representatives elected on a four-year term from 19 electoral districts. The seats are allocated through a proportional representation system, in which the parties that land above the electoral threshold receive roughly the same share of seats as share of votes. In the last election, the Labour Party received the highest number of seats and will form a coalition government headed by the incoming prime minister, Jonas Gahr Støre.
Roughly three quarters of people voted
Voter turnout fell slightly from 78.2 percent in the previous election to 77.2 percent in 2021. 3.88 million people aged 18 years or older were eligible to vote in the most recent parliamentary election in Norway.
The next parliamentary election is scheduled for September 2025.
Share of women in the Norwegian Parliament from 1945 to 2021
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