Mozambique: Women's representation in the Assembly of the Republic

Updated November 2009

All elections were conducted using a proportional representation system.

Year Women's seats Total seats % women
2009* 96 250 38.40
2004 89 250 35.60
1999 73 250 29.20
1994 63 250 25.20

Table note: *Preliminary figure for 2009. For this analysis, the gender of MPs was determined by looking at their first names, and in a dozen cases their gender was difficult to ascertain by this method, and therefore needs to be further verified (the dubious names were left out, therefore the numbers below may present a slight under-representation of women).

Table sources

DE BRITO, M 2009 "Preliminary Gender Analysis of the 2009 Elections", e-mail to writer, 25 November.

OSÓRIO, C 2007 Subverting power? Gender analysis of the 2004 legislative elections in Mozambique, WLSA Mozambique, 76.