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Monday, November 18, 2013
Michelle Bachelet wins first round in Chile's presidential election
Socialist Michelle Bachelet handily won a first round of Chile's presidential race Sunday, with voters putting her on track to replace the country's conservative leader following a runoff in December. Bachelet, Chile's first woman president 2006-...
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Mizoram polls: No women representatives in state legislature, India
Women voters have been outnumbering male voters in Mizoram for the past few years, but paradoxically there are no women representatives in the state legislature for years together.  According to the voters' lists published on August 16, of the 6,86,...
Monday, October 21, 2013
More women governors expected after 2014, USA
Thirty-six states will hold governor’s elections next year, and Democrats have top female recruits in at least five states who are poised to be their party’s nominee and competitive in the general election. Coupled with the four female governors who...
Friday, October 18, 2013
Minnesota Capitol: Women have proved they can win the race if persuaded to run, USA
Four decades after the election that shattered the glass ceiling for women in the Minnesota Legislature, gender equality is still elusive at the state Capitol. Women hold 34 percent of the 201 seats in the Legislature, giving Minnesota the fourth-...
Friday, October 18, 2013
Makungwa Calls for the Promotion of Women in Politics, Malawi
The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Welfare Mary Clara Makungwa has called on the media in the country to promote women aspirants in politics in order to achieve the 50-50 women representation campaign. The newly appointed Minister said this...
Thursday, October 10, 2013
More women in Canadian politics urgently needed
By some measures, women are making huge gains when it comes to elected politics in Canada. Currently, five provinces and one territory representing 85 per cent of Canada’s total population are governed by women premiers and a record high of 76...
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Mali Candidates Condemn Partial Election Results, Call for Run-Off
Malians are still waiting for the government to announce full provisional results from Sunday's presidential poll. The presidency says the announcement has been delayed until Friday, the day by law when the results are due. However, several...
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Malian women press for peaceful, fair elections
“Women's organizations have been powerless in the face of everything our sisters have suffered. We are now in a process of national reform; I think that this should be done in a participative, inclusive manner that motivates us to become involved...
Sunday, July 07, 2013
Merkel's road to a third term could be rocky, Germany
The German election is still more than two months away but for many the vote's final chapter has already been written. Angela Merkel, it is widely assumed, is cruising to a third victory at the polls. When she wins, the thinking goes, there will be...
Friday, June 21, 2013
Malawi Electoral Commission advocates for 50-50 campaign
Ahead of a tripartite elections next year the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has shown the world that it is moving with time by setting a deliberate policy to allow women in the country pay 25 per cent less the  nomination fees of parliamentary...
Monday, June 10, 2013
Move tarnishes parties' image: women reserved seats given to kith and kin! Pakistan
The distribution of reserved seats for women in the National Assembly to wives, daughters, or relatives of top party stalwarts while ignoring women at the grass-roots level, has badly tarnished the image of major political parties. Pakistan Muslim...
Friday, April 19, 2013
Merkel quashes revolt over female exec quota, Germany
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition defeated an election-year opposition bid Thursday to set a quota for female board members in a vote that exposed a party rift and forced her to give ground. (We invite our users to read the complete...
Friday, March 15, 2013
More women entering regional politics, Balkans
Even though Balkan countries are shy of the European average when it comes to women in politics, their presence in public life is growing. Montenegro has the first female defence minister in its history, while Serbia got its first woman Central Bank...
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Mixed feeling over reserved seats for women in Parliament, Zimbabwe
“I do not think that the constitution will improve or encourage women to participate in politics. In terms of the population we are more than men. Women are the ones who are voting men into power. We have women who are in Parliament who managed to...
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
More Women Needed in Chinese Politics
Despite the fact that Fu Ying, vice minister of foreign affairs, recently became China's first female spokesperson for the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), Chinese women’s political participation still lags behind. Out of the 2,987 NPC...
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Mongolia: The Impact of a Quota: Female MPs in the Ikh Khural
So, what was the impact of this quota on the number of MPs? Looking at the preliminary results for this year’s election, seven women have been elected directly in the 48 first-past-the-post contests: D Oyunkhorol (MPP), Ts Oyungerel (DP), G Uyanga (...
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Mongolia: Can New Electoral Law Help Women Enter Parliament?
Supported by recent revisions to Mongolia’s election law, a record number of women are on the ballot in parliamentary elections on June 28. They are seeking seats in what has traditionally been a male-dominated body. Of the 544 candidates running...
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
MENA: Morsi Adviser: Female and Christian VPs in Egypt
There’s been a dramatic change of fate in Egypt: Mohamed Morsi was once a prisoner under President Hosni Mubarak. Now Morsi is president-elect of Egypt, at the very same time Mubarak is serving his sentence in the notorious Tora Prison. Now Egypt’s...

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