Slovenia's National Assembly Votes for Female Quota in Upcoming European Parliament Election Lists
Thursday, February 26, 2004 12:00 PM

On 26 February 2004, Slovenia's National Assembly voted to require a forty percent female quota on election lists in the upcoming June 2004 elections for European Parliament. The legislation also requires the list to have at least one female candidate in its top half. Although Slovene women are well-represented in what are traditionally male-dominated fields, they still remain underrepresented in the political sector. According to "Delo," women constitute thirteen percent of towncouncils, twelve percent of parliament, and less than six percent of mayorships.

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