The new Parliament will have more women, but only 10%

3 November 2012 12:53  4923877 024423
The new Parliament will have more women, but only 10%

In the new Parliament there will be 45 women. This is 9 women more than in the current Parliament.

In particular, 29 women have passed to the Parliament by party lists: from the Party of Regions - 8, from "Batkivshchyna" - also 8, from UDAR - 7 and from the Communist Party - 6. 

16 women gained victory in majoritarian constituencies: 7 candidates from the Party of Regions, 5 - from "Batkivshchyna", 2 - from "Svoboda" and 2 - self-nominated.

On average in the world, women hold 19.2% of seats in parliaments. Women are heads of state and government in less than 10% of the world countries.

Source: RegioNews

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