NUMBER OF CONTESTANTS AND WINNERS - GENDER-WISE

NUMBER OF CONTESTANTS AND WINNERS - GENDER-WISE
Highest number of Women in Lok Sabha so far
New Delhi: 21st May, 2014

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
4.50
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
9.40
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
9.80
355
45
12.68
Fifteenth
2009
543
8,070
14.86
7514
484
6.44
556
59
10.61
Sixteenth
2014
543
8,251*
15.20
*5 transgenders contested the 2014 elections
 








7,578
482
6.36
668
61
9.13



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