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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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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

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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?

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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.

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Kharmen November 11, 2018 at 10:41 am

Thank you Felipe! 👍🏿

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Lou November 15, 2018 at 8:02 pm

cathtanner, I agree. 🙂

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Nanci Casson November 9, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Awesome

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francesco March 22, 2019 at 2:35 am

no, women should comprise 90% of governments. men have be making a mess of them for thousands of years. let the ones who birth our children take charge and fix things. then we might might have a chance to survive as a species.

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