The results were recently released by Pordata, which reports that this value is slightly above the average for the European Union.

Looking at the national government, 35.1% of its members are women (compared to 33.9% for the European average). This is an indicator that has evolved favourably in Portugal over the last two decades - as, in 2003, that percentage stood at 18.9% (compared to 22.6% in the European Union as a whole).

With regard to the Legislative Assembly, 35.7% of Portuguese parliamentarians are female. Once again, Portugal stood out, in 2022, from the European average, in which only 32.5% were women. At issue is, looking at the national context, a considerable increase compared to the 20.5% recorded in 2003 (a percentage that was already, in that year, 21.1% taking into account the 27 Member States as a whole).

In 2022, Belgium stood out as the country in the European bloc with the highest percentage of women leaders (55%), followed by Finland (52.9%) and Germany (50%). At the bottom of the table are, on the other hand, Hungary (6.7%), Romania (9.1%) and the Czech Republic (11.8%).

In turn, it was in Sweden that there was a greater representation of women in Parliament (46.4%), with the podium being closed with Finland (45.5%) and Belgium (43.8%). Here, Hungary (13.1%), Cyprus (14.3%) and Greece (19%) stand out for the worst reasons.