Lebanese women to gain political ground?

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Lebanese women to gain political ground?

After gaining the right to vote and participate in elections in 1952, one would assume that more female politicians would be taking part in Lebanon’s administrative scene. Women won the right to participate in politics 19 years before those in Switzerland, a neutral European country. But what have they done with this?

 

The June elections are just around the corner and, while the men continue to argue over the proposed electoral draft law, women in the country are attempting to take a stand. The Coalition for Women in Parliament 2013 is trying to put pressure on lawmakers to approve a 30 percent quota for women, making it a little bit easier for them to be a part of parliament.

We invite our users to read the complete article published May 28 2013

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