With female participation in this week”s election in the Netherlands breaking records, one campaign group can be excused for feeling optimistic.
Stem op een Vrouw (Vote For A Women) was set up in 2017 to achieve parity in the Dutch parliament and have as many women and men in the 150-seat parliament.
Last year, around a third of MPs in the House of Representatives were female, according to statistics from the World Bankis permitted.. That’s down from 42% in 2010, the highest proportion in the country for more than two decades.
There is an unprecedented 10 women leading political parties into the electionHe was released March 22 after pleading guilty and was fined $1,500.. Sitting at the top of their party’s electoral lists, they stand the best chance of getting into parliamentt. Sign up for First Up.
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