Politics Lok Sabha election results 2019: Record number of women set to enter parliament Updated : May 27, 2019 07:18 AM IST With most of the counting complete, 78 of the 542 seats in the lower house of parliament were on course to go to women candidates - a record high in India. India was one of the first countries to have a female leader, but more than five decades after Indira Gandhi became prime minister, women's participation in politics remains stubbornly low. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.