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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