IPU elects new Presidents of young MPs and women MPs

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IPU elects new Presidents of young MPs and women MPs


IPU Cynthia López Castro and  Dan Carden

At the 146th IPU Assembly in Manama, Bahrain, IPU Members voted in new Presidents of the Bureau of Women Parliamentarians and the Board of the Forum of Young Parliamentarians. Both Presidents were elected for two-year terms. They will also serve as Ex Officio Members of the IPU Executive Committee.

Ms. Cynthia López Castro from Mexico becomes President of the Bureau of Women Parliamentarians succeeding Ms. Lesia Vasylenko from Ukraine.

Ms. López Castro has been a member of the Mexican Chamber of Deputies since 2018 representing Mexico City. In 2017, at the age of 30, she participated in the drafting of a new Constitution for Mexico City. She was also one of the main proponents of the inclusion of a youth quota in the city’s electoral law.

Today, Ms. López Castro’s work in Mexico focuses on ensuring that a minimum of 25% of candidates for public office at the federal level are under 29 years old. Mexico is one of only six countries in the world today to have 50% or more women MPs in parliament’s single or lower house.

Click here to read the full article published by the Inter-parliamentary Union on 27 March 2023.

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