Somaliland: Lawmakers oppose parliament quota for women and minorities

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Somaliland: Lawmakers oppose parliament quota for women and minorities

Advocacy groups for women and minorities in Somaliland have raised concerns about their political role in government after members of the lower house voted down a provision that would have established a quota for their representation in parliament.

"We decided to remove the provision providing a quota of local council and parliamentary seats to women and other minority groups from the agenda after lawmakers refused to debate on it," said first Deputy Speaker of Parliament Bashe Mohamed Farah after the vote.

Read more at Sabahi, published 6 September 2012.

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