Malaysia: More political will required to meet 30% women candidates quota
PETALING JAYA: Although women outnumber men in the electoral roll, they only make up 13.5% of candidates in the 15th General Election (GE15).
According to the Election Commission (EC), there are 21,173,638 registered voters for the GE15, with 50.3% or 10,622,151 women and 49.7% or 10,511,487 men.
In GE14, women made up 50.58% of the 14,940,624 voters.
However, the 14th Parliament, prior to its dissolution last month, only had 14.86% or 33 women MPs out of 222.
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