Ghana: Dec. 7 polls: 28 women elected as MPs

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Ghana: Dec. 7 polls: 28 women elected as MPs

he anxiety and uncertainty surrounding women's abilities to win Parliamentary seats have been laid to rest as 28 women from nine regions have reached office so far in Ghana's hotly contested 2012 elections.

Subsequently, Ghana’s next parliament is set to boast more women than before, especially as the results of some parliamentary races have yet to be declared. The 133 women who contested in this year’s parliamentary elections represent a 30% increase in that figure over 2008 and the highest number of women to have contested parliamentary seats in Ghana’s political history.

Read more at Joy Online, published 9 December 2012.

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