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UK Slips Down League Table (Again)

4 Mar, 2010

The latest round of elections across the world has seen the UK slip from 69th to 73rd place (out of 187 countries) in the international league table of women’s representation in parliaments.

Nicaragua (21%), the Phillipines (21%), Uzbekistan (22%) and St Vincent & the Grenadines (22%) have all overtaken us, and other elections pending will probably not improve the situation between now and our own polling day.

CFWD is currently analysing available candidate data and polling information to see whether there will be any signficant improvement after the election, and the results from this will be published next week.

In the meantime, CFWD is conducting a survey on what can be done to improve the situation; anyone wishing to express their views can do so by answering a few quick questions here.

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