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Nicaragua: women rule

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Among Central American countries, Nicaragua has the highest level of women legislators.

With 40% female lawmakers, Nicaragua ranks ninth In the world and second in the Americas, after Cuba, according to the World Bank.

Costa Rica is second in the region, while Panama is last.

Worldwide, Rwanda at 65% has the highest number of women parliamentarians.

Palau’s congress includes no women, of a total of 25 legislators.

The study analyzes the growth in the participation of women in politics in 186 countries (figures reflect the position in the global ranking of each Central American country).

  1. Nicaragua (9)
  2. Costa Rica (16)
  3. El Salvador (49)
  4. Honduras (88)
  5. Guatemala (124)
  6. Panama (156)