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7th March, 2019

Hungary has fewest women in power



Hungary has a lower percentage of women in its legislature and cabinet than any other EU member state, according to data from Eurostat.

Only 12.6% of Hungary’s MPs are women, far below the EU average of 29.9% and Sweden’s leading figure of 46.7%.

Spain has the highest percentage of women in government, at 52.3%, while the EU average is 30.4%. The figure for Hungary is 7.1%.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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