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21-May-2014 16:32 IST
Number of Contestants and Winners - Gender-Wise
Highest number of Women in Lok Sabha so far

The 16th Lok Sabha has the highest number of women members ever at 61, compared to 59 Women members in 2009.The least number of women members was in 1977 followed by 1971 and 1957.  In the 2014 Elections, 8251 candidates contested the elections, out of which 668 were women and 7,578 were men. 5 Transgenders also contested the polls this Elections. The winning percentage of women in the 16th General Elections is 9.13% while that of Men’s is 6.36%.The Average number of contestants per seat is 15.2 in 2014.

Contestants and Winners - Gender-wise

General Elections

Year

Total Number of Seats

Total Number of Contestants

Average Number of Contestants Per Seat

Male

Female

Contestants

Elected

Winning %

Contestants

Elected

Winning %

First

1952

489

1,874

4.67

--

--

--

--

--

--

Second

1957

494

1,519

3.77

1474

472

32.02

45

22

48.89

Third

1962

494

1,985

4.02

1919

463

24.13

66

31

46.97

Fourth

1967

520

2,369

4.56

2302

491

21.33

67

29

43.28

Fifth

1971

518

2,784

5.37

2698

497

18.42

86

21

24.42

Sixth

1977

542

2,439

4.5

2369

523

22.08

70

19

27.14

Seventh

1980

542

4,629

8.54

4486

514

11.46

143

28

19.58

Eighth

1984-85

542

5,492

10.13

5321

500

9.4

171

43

25.15

Ninth

1989

543

6,160

11.34

5962

514

8.62

198

29

14.65

Tenth

1991-92

543

8,749

16.11

8419

496

5.89

330

38

11.52

Eleventh

1996

543

13,952

25.69

13353

503

3.77

599

40

6.68

Twelfth

1998

543

4,750

8.75

4476

500

11.17

274

43

15.69

Thirteenth

1999

543

4,648

8.56

4364

494

11.32

284

49

17.25

Fourteenth

2004

543

5,435

10.01

5080

498

9.8

355

45

12.68

Fifteenth

2009

543

8,070

14.86

7514

484

6.44

556

59

10.61

Sixteenth

2014

543

8,251*

15.2

7,578

482

6.36

668

61

9.13

 

*5 transgenders contested the 2014 elections

 

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