The Chamber of the Chilean Senate approved with 35 votes in favor, the new law on political parties, in the absence of some outstanding voting points. This new law aims to advance internal democracy of political parties in Chile and has a special interest in gender equality. Thus, neither men nor women may exceed the threshold of 60% on the candidates for the various elections held in the country.
Prior to the adoption of this new law, which took place on January 19, Senator Isabel Allende said: "The are women under-represented, is something to see what happens in this room, so we want to improve participation ( ...) I hope that we help the process of cultural formation. " For more information on this news by clicking this link.