Monday, June 19, 2017

France breaks record, elects 233 women to Parliament

France breaks record, elects 233 women to Parliament

The French government on Sunday evening voted a sticker album number of 233 women into parliament, after President Emmanuel Macron's decision to showground a gender-balanced candidate list for his victorious Republic roughly the Move (LREM) party.

Of the 577 newly elected lawmakers, 233 were female, beating the previous scrap book of 155 set after the last election.
The secondary sticker album maxim the French country leapfrogging from 64th to 17th in the world rankings of female parliamentary representation and to 6th place in Europe, overtaking Britain and Germany, according to Inter-parliamentary Union data compiled at the begin of June.

The marginal note with revealed that Female representation in the National Assembly has risen steadily, from 12.3 percent at the 2002 election to 38.6 percent this period.

LREM, which won an overwhelming majority in Sundays ballot, had the highest proportion of women elected, at 47 percent.

For the first period knocked out the (postwar) Fifth Republic, the National Assembly will be intensely renewed, more diverse, younger, the partys acting president, Catherine Barbaroux, said.

But above all, assign in me to rejoice, because this is a historic shape for the representation of women in the National Assembly', she add-on. 

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