Malta could have up to four female representatives in the European Parliament, if all four MEPs contesting the 9 March general election are successful in their bid to be elected in parliament.
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Marthese Portelli was recently elected president of the Nationalist Party executive committee, making her the first woman to hold such a post in the history of Malta’s politics. “I would like to invite more women to come forward and participate in the party. I know that there are many who want to contribute and have an active role. We want new ideas, more involvement.” says Dr. Potelli.
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In March 2014, the Maltese electorate gave a resounding thumbs-up to four female Maltese candidates out of the six elected to the European Parliament. A month later the second female President of Malta was sworn into office.
It is with great satisfaction that one notes such a positive leap towards gender parity in Maltese politics.
During the same month, a ‘Women in Politics Map 2014’ was launched during a seminar in New York by the IPU and UN Women Organisations. It acknowledged that while progress is being made as regards to female representation in parliaments worldwide, significant... Read more
A PN MEP candidate has called for more female candidates for the European Parliament elections. Kevin Plumpton, President of the PN’s youth wing and a former Zabbar councilor, wrote on Facebook that the PN has “very valid candidates” and hoped that this team will help the PN obtain the third seat it deserves in Brussels.
But he adds that it could be the case that there are too many men and “the challenge remains to involve more women in politics. Together we will get there.”
The PN has so far announced 11 candidates, only three of which are women – MEP Roberta Metsola, human rights... Read more
It was a red letter day for female politicians yesterday as Malta went from having no women in the European Parliament to three.The casual elections saw Marlene Mizzi, Roberta Metsola and Claudette Abela Baldacchino clinching the coveted seats in Brussels.
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