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Elected city council members who are female
In Latin America, the average number of women elected city council members is 32.72%, with data as of December 2021. This represents a significant advance in terms of autonomy in decision-making, since 2019 the region surpassed for the first time the proportion of 30% of women in city councils.
In thirteen countries of the region, the presence of women in city councils exceeds 30% and two of them have achieved parity: The Plurinational State of Bolivia (52.3%) and Nicaragua (50%). They are followed by Mexico (48.4%), Costa Rica (47.8%), Belize (36.2%), Cuba (35.5%), Uruguay (33.8%) and Chile (33.3%).
Currently, only four Latin American countries have not reached 30% participation of women in city councils: Panama (9.9%), Brazil (16%), Colombia (17.9%) and Paraguay (27%).