The Flemish Parliament reaches a European top position in the percentage of women members

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January 15, 2015

The Flemish Parliament reaches a European top position in the percentage of women members

Flemish Parliament

Report on the impact of the electoral gender quotas on the Flemish Parliament elections held on 25 May 2014

Following the elections of 25 May 2014, the Flemish Parliament carried out a study on the application of the statutory electoral gender quotas and its impact on the composition of the Flemish Parliament. The legislation aims to increase the number of women elected. The number of women in the Flemish Parliament has increased in the fifth consecutive election, from only 21 members or 19.3% in the first direct election in 1995 to 55 or 44.4% in 2014.

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2014