New Zealand’s Parliament becomes majority female — "about blimmin’ time"

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New Zealand’s Parliament becomes majority female — "about blimmin’ time"

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New Zealand made history — or herstory — this week as female lawmakers became the majority, narrowly outnumbering their male counterparts in Parliament for the first time.

On Tuesday, Soraya Peke-Mason was sworn in as a lawmaker for the Labour Party, tipping the country’s legislative body to 60 women and 59 men.

“Whilst it’s a special day for me, I think it’s historic for New Zealand,” Peke-Mason told reporters.

Fellow lawmaker Nicola Willis echoed that joy: “I’m just really pleased that my daughters are growing up in a country where women being equally represented in public life is just normal. That’s a great thing,” she said.

Click here to read the full article published by The Washington Post on 26 October 2022.

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