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Countries line up for 2012 elections

10 Jan, 2012


45 countries will hold general elections in 2012, and 24 will vote for someone to serve as President.

The USA and France both have high-profile presidential elections, but others include Venezuela, Russia, Egypt and Finland, which currently has a female Head of State (Tarja Halonen).

General elections will take place in a wide variety of countries, including Mayanmar (where Aung San Suu Kyi will be a candidate), Algeria, the Ukraine (where former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko remains in prison whilst rumours that her daughter, Eugenia, may enter politics herself have been denied), Zimbabwe and Iran.

CFWD will be reporting on the outcomes for women of many of these elections, but, in the meantime, a full list for the year is on our website.