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Rwanda Breaks Its World Record: Now Has 68% Women In Parliament

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Rwanda Breaks Its World Record: Now Has 68% Women In Parliament

Rwanda has broken it’s current world record of 64% women representation in parliament.

The new world record for women representation in parliament has now shot up to 67.5%.

Out of 80, now women occupy 54 seats, which is 67.5%.

The new record came out on Tuesday night after the National Electoral Commission announced the September 3 parliamentary elections results, which saw President Kagame’s party, RPF sweeping 74% of the total vote and taking 40 seats.

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9 Comments

  1. drunnandakumar

    November 8, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Yes, As a Nation 67.5% representation 54 out of 80 seats in Parliament is a great achievement which Nation’s across the globe can emulate in the coming years

  2. magero

    November 8, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Food for thought – men are 49.1% of total population in Rwanda in 2018 according to countrymeters.info.

    At what point can we say men are under represented in Rwanda parliament?

    • Felipe

      November 9, 2018 at 10:10 pm

      After women have served as a majority for as long as men have. That is one option.

      • Kharmen

        November 11, 2018 at 10:41 am

        Thank you Felipe! 👍🏿

        • Emma

          November 14, 2018 at 5:33 pm

          You are all here celebrating but forgot that what made this possible was the many men that died in the last ethnic violence.

  3. cathtanner

    November 9, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Well 50/50 would be ideal anywhere but you are experiencing what is still normal for women in most countries in the world.

    The UK parliament has 32% women so well done Rwanda!!

    We should be working towards a situation where, in a Parliament, politics is more important than gender.

    For example I would prefer Jeremy Corbyn to be my prime mimister. Theresa May is definitly not better just on grounds of gender!

    • Gianluigi Crimi

      November 12, 2018 at 1:59 pm

      The ideal is any fractional relationship that allows better people to enter Parliament regardless of their gender.

    • Lou

      November 15, 2018 at 8:02 pm

      cathtanner, I agree. 🙂

  4. Nanci Casson

    November 9, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Awesome

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