Egyptian state-run women's council calls for quota of women MPs

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Egyptian state-run women's council calls for quota of women MPs

The National Council for Women called on the committee which is drafting Egypt’s constitution to include a quota for women in parliament, Egypt’s state news agency MENA reported on Monday.

 

 

The state-run body organised a meeting on Monday to discuss the amendments it would like to see adopted in the constitution, which is currently being amended.

The council’s head, Mervat El-Tallawi, is one of the committee’s fifty members.

The council said that the quota should be applied for two election cycles to change “the people’s culture” and give women the required political representation.


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