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Monday, April 28, 2014
State Betters 2009 Turnout, Women on Top , India
Women in Tamil Nadu not only outnumbered men on the voter list, they beat them in the race for getting the indelible mark on April 24. While 73.51 per cent of men (2,02,27,493) exercised their franchise for the Lok Sabha elections, the number of women who cast their votes stood at 73.86 per cent (2...
Monday, April 28, 2014
She should run is the anthem of NWI pols, USA
There is an Ethel, a Melanie, a Dana, a Jolie, a Melody, a Nancy, a Judith, and a Margaret who would prefer voters call her Peggy. Women are all over Lake and Porter county ballots this spring. Some 51 Democrats and 45 Republicans are competing with men and sometimes other women for the state...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Solomon MP calls for reserved seats for women in national parliament
Solomon Islands Member of Parliament Hon. Milner Tozaka says he supports reserved seats for women in the national parliament and calls on the government to legislate the proposal before parliament dissolves in September 2014. Mr Tozaka made these remarks at a recent three-day regional consultation...
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Sandra Fluke forgoes congressional bid to run for state Senate
Democratic attorney and activist Sandra Fluke has decided against running for retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman’s congressional seat, instead planning a bid for the state Senate. “I am extremely moved by the outpouring of local and national support I have received since I announced that I was...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Second round of presidential elections in Chile
In the first round of voting, Michelle BACHELET won the most votes, but fell short of obtaining an absolute majority. BACHELET received 46.67 percent of the vote in the first round, in comparison to Evelyn MATTHEI, who received 25.01 percent of the vote. The run-off election will be held on...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Second round of legislative elections in Mali
After the first round in November, Mali will hold the second round of parliamentary elections on December 15.At the moment, women represent 10.20% of the the National Assembly, with 15 women MPs out of a total of 147 members. The National Centre for Documentation and Information on Women and...
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Socialist Bachelet faces runoff election in Chile
The leader in the race for president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet took 47% of the vote in November 17th elections. She will face a run-off against opponent Evelyn Matthei of the ruling center-right Alliance on December 15 who received 25% of the vote. Bachelet, a paediatrician, quipped: We thought...
Monday, November 18, 2013
Stark inequality: Only 80 of 1,110 candidates are women, India
The 1,110 affidavits filed by candidates during the nomination process till Saturday throw up some interesting figures and information about those who want to represent Delhiites in the Assembly.  Hindustan Times did a random survey of 135 affidavits of candidates from across constituencies,...
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Sonia Gandhi holds rally in Mizoram, lures youth and women voters
Congress president Sonia Gandhi sought to lure voters at a rally in Mizoram's Lunglei town on Monday with the prospect of joint sharing on a 50-50 basis the profits from oil and natural gas proceeds from the state. Indigenous rights groups and opposition parties had been protesting against previous...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Swaziland Has the Lowest Number of Women in Parliament
Following the elections and recent government appointments made by King Mswati and members of parliament (MPs), Swaziland has hit rock bottom in women's representation in government, just at the time when the country should be giving its last push for gender equality before 2015. There is no hope...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Second International Conference on Elections & Democracy 2013
Elections are key components of any democratic system. It is a medium that allows citizens to choose individuals and parties to represent their interests at state and/or national level and to formulate and uphold laws that not only conform to internationally recognized standards but that act as a...
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Shortage of female security forces could keep Afghan women from vote
Women across Afghanistan risk being unable to vote in next year's presidential elections because of a severe shortage of women in the security forces, the country's election monitor said on Wednesday. Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) said that there were just 2,000 of the...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Swazi Chiefs Shut Women Out of Parliament, Swaziland
Archaic and chauvinistic practices are being used to prevent Swazi women from taking part in the upcoming primary elections, despite the country having a constitution that guarantees their rights, says political analyst Dr. Sikelela Dlamini. “The discrimination [against] women by preventing them...
Friday, August 02, 2013
Second round of Presidential Elections in Mali
Mme Haidara Aissata Cisse dite Chato was the only one woman candidate for the first round of the presidential elections. If you'd like to read an interview with her, please visit our news section. (note, in french only) Malian women face significant barriers to full political participation and...
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Safa first woman to win two consecutive times, Kuwait
Manama: Safa Al Hashem has made history in Kuwait by becoming the first woman lawmaker to win seats in two consecutive parliamentary elections. Taking 2,036 votes on Saturday, Safa, who made her parliamentary debut in December, was ranked fifth on the 10-member list of the winners of the Third...
Friday, July 26, 2013
Stepping Stone: Jordan's quota for women's parliament seats is raising the profile of female politicians
Jordanian female parliamentarians have come a long way in the ten years since the quota system was first introduced for the 2003 elections. Crucially, the quota system has succeeded in changing society’s attitudes, to the extent that women are now being directly elected to parliament without the...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Second round of Parliamentary elections in Bhutan
Bhutan will hold the second round of its parliamentary elections. The five women candidates were defeated on the first round. However, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck directly appointed two women and three men. The political parties Druk Nymrub Tshogpa and Druck Chirwang Tshogpa, which are both...
Friday, May 24, 2013
Somalia: Puntland Leaders Set Quotas for Women in July Local Elections
Puntland regional leaders met Tuesday (May 21st) to encourage women's participation in the upcoming local council elections in July, setting a quota for desired participation, Somalia's Garowe Online reported. Government officials, political party members, United Nations officials, members of the...