Lack of women in parly - a constitutional violation, Swaziland

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Lack of women in parly - a constitutional violation, Swaziland

MBABANE – A segment of the women electorate is disappointed with the poor representation of women in Parliament.

The Chairperson of the Gender Consortium under the Co-ordinating Assembly of Non-Governmental Orga-nisations (CANGO), Hleli Luhlanga, feels that some of the constitutional provisions for the election of women into Parliament have been violated.

Luhlanga said the Constitution stated that at the first sitting of Parliament, following the elections, the House should constitute itself as an electorate and elect women who will represent the four regions, but this was not done.


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