Local elections: 44% of candidates are women

Local elections: 44% of candidates are women

The representation of women in the lists of candidates in Ukraine’s local elections is 44%.

Olha Aivazovska, the coordinator of the OPORA civil network, stated this at a press conference at Ukrinform.

 “The Ukrainian parliament has made a major breakthrough in terms of protecting electoral rights and gender principle. For the first time in the history of Ukraine, a gender quota will be implemented among all candidates, 271,000 across the country, 44% of candidates are women,” she said.

Aivazovska stressed that next local government bodies may have greater women’s representation.

Local elections in Ukraine were held on October 25.


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