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Monday, 19 June 2017

France breaks record, elects 233 women to Parliament

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

Of the 577 newly elected lawmakers, 233 were female, beating the previous record of 155 set after the last election.
The new record saw 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 start of June.

The report also revealed that Female representation in the National Assembly has risen steadily, from 12.3 percent at the 2002 election to 38.6 percent this time.

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

“For the first time under the (postwar) Fifth Republic, the National Assembly will be deeply renewed, more diverse, younger,” the party’s acting president, Catherine Barbaroux, said.

“But above all, allow me to rejoice, because this is a historic event for the representation of women in the National Assembly', she added.

15 comments:

Alloy Chikezie said...

Wow!
Can that ever happen in Nigeria?

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tsalz said...

Purple

Derrick said...

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female dominated state where just looking at a woman lustfully is enough to press sexual harassment charges.

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Anonymous said...

So that they can be fucking the men.. women are whores. And emotional. They made Adam fall and worthless

Anonymous said...

Retarded he goat of a man!!
Men like you wash pants just to get under the pant of a woman! Dumb dumb!!!!

Agbomen said...

We can only hope.#ampurple

Anonymous said...

Its gonna happen and pretty soon too

Jeremy said...

So that they can be fucking the men.. women are whores. And emotional. They made Adam

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fall and worthless. france is turning to sweden where looking at a woman can get you a false rape accusation.

Anonymous said...

Well done Macron # emerging one of the leaders of the free world. You have helped pave way to women in the world. The foolish Americans I am so glad that you have been dethroned. Keep making your shit country great again.

MUFC said...

And one carried this your empty brain for nine months... Only if she saw the future

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Wow! May our children's children's children's children's generation...


Long live LIB

Vivian Reginalds said...

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Chioma Itchara said...

And you're mentally derailed...psychopath..

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