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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Algeria: As Algerian Elections Approach, Quota Set for Female Candidates
Interior Minister Dahou Ould Kablia described the fatwa issued by the Scientific Council of the Ibadi Confession in Ghardaia forbidding the nomination of women in local elections in the province as an “internal fatwa that concerns a particular...
Monday, September 17, 2012
American Samoa: Elections will have highest ever number of women candidates
The 2012 elections in American Samoa will include the highest number of female candidates in the Territory’s history. 60 candidates are vying for the 20 House of Representatives seats. And 10 of them are women, including former lawmaker Fiasili...
Monday, August 27, 2012
Armenia: Women and Politics Newspaper
The newspaper present analysis of impact of the implementation of gender quotas on women in politics in Armenia.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Asia: Ms Park could be a first for South Korea...and East Asia
Photo credit: Lim Hun-jung/Reuters Many countries in South and South East Asia have been run by females as head of state or head of government, among them India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand, but no woman has been in...
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Armenia: Women Fail to Gain Ground in Armenian Election
Despite the introduction of a quota to ensure women make up 20 per cent of Armenia’s parliament, the reform has failed to have much effect, with only half that percentage winning seats in the May 6 election. Fourteen women out of the 131 members of...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
ALGERIA: Parliamentary Elections, 10 May 2012
People's Democratic Republic of Algeria Region: Middle East Description of government structure: Chief of State: President Abdelaziz BOUTEFLIKA * Head of Government: President Abdelaziz BOUTEFLIKA Assembly: Algeria has a bicameral Parliament (...
Sunday, October 23, 2011
ARGENTINA: Presidential and legislative election
Description of government structure: •Chief of State: President Cristina FERNANDEZ DE KIRCHNER * •Head of Government: President Cristina FERNANDEZ DE KIRCHNER •Assembly: Argentina has a bicameral National Congress (Congreso de la nación) consisting...
Thursday, May 05, 2011
ALBANIA: Local Elections
Albania holds local elections on 8 May 2011. The voters will be electing mayors and local councils in 384 municipalities. The mayors are elected by majority system and the members of the council will be elected by the proportional system. The...
Friday, March 18, 2011
Are women really the “fairer” sex? Corruption and women in government
Numerous behavioral studies have found women to be more trust-worthy and public-spirited than men. These results suggest that women should be particularly effective in promoting honest government. Consistent with this hypothesis, we find that the...
Monday, March 16, 2009
A Golden Age for Women's Participation in Ghana?
This paper is a comparative commentary on the situation of women’s political leadership in Ghana. The paper highlights progress made in the country, draws attention to areas of retrogression and proposes some immediate strategies for greater...
Friday, October 17, 2008
Africa Women's Political Leadership
This group is open to all women who wish to discuss women's political participation in sub-Saharan Africa. The Club of Madrid African Women Leaders Project brought together women from Nigeria, Uganda and Sierra Leone in a conference in Brussels in...
Monday, February 12, 2007
Analysis of UNDP Elections Survey
This report summarizes the responses of an elections survey launched by UNDP in May 2006. The survey documents the assistance UNDP has provided to various countries, and identifies key strengths and weaknesses in its electoral assistance activities...

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