Parliamentary Elections in Togo

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Parliamentary Elections in Togo

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Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 13:00 to 21:45

A total of 159 women candidates will compete for a seat in the parliament of Togo in the upcoming elections that will be held next July 25. There are 1174 candidates, of which 13.5% are women. Togo’s National Assembly will enlarge its number of seats from 81 to 91 after the upcoming elections.

There are currently less than a quarter of women in Togo's government and 8 women are members of the parliament ( representing less than 10% ). Women in Togo were not able to vote until 1945.

Sources: http://www.electionguide.org/country.php?ID=213
              http://www.rfi.fr/afrique/20130627-togo-liste-definitive-candidats-legis...

For more information visit the Global Database of Quotas for Women and the Parline database on national parliaments

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