According to the ‘Women in Politics 2021’ data published by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and UN Women recently, 21.5% of the elected MPs in Commonwealth countries are women currently. On the same measure, the average is 25% for countries that make up the rest of the world. 

The three countries that currently do not have any elected women MPs include Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea. At the beginning of 2021, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Papua New Guinea were the Commonwealth countries that did not have a single female minister in their governments.

The charts below show the Commonwealth countries that top the league for female political representatives in each region of the world.

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