Iceland wins majority in EU Parliament for the first time – Corriere.it

Iceland wins majority in EU Parliament for the first time - Corriere.it
Since Monica Richie Surgentini

Of the 63 seats in the National Assembly, 52.3% are held by women deputies. This has never happened in Europe. In Sweden it is 47%

For the first time, the parliament of a European country will have more women than men. In Iceland, Altingi won 33 of the 63 seats in the National Assembly. Historic 52.3%. F.So far, Sweden’s 47% of parliamentarians have a strong female presence.

One result that did not thank the quotas, but with cultural change, was to persuade the parties to favor the presence of women on the lists. With 370,000 inhabitants, Iceland is now ruled by Greens leader Katrin Jacobsditer, 45. In 2018, the country adopted a pioneering law on equal pay and 12 consecutive years in the World Economic Forum’s Gender Equality Rankings.

With 37 seats out of 63, the vote was confirmed Alliance between left and right Despite being in power for four years, Environmentalist Premier Jacob Duterte’s party lost eight seats.

Of course it is not said The numerical majority joins hands Gender equality policy evaluated by other countries in the world that have achieved this goal. Rwanda has 61% women in Parliament, Cuba (53%), Nicaragua (51%), Mexico and the United Arab Emirates (50%).

September 26, 2021 (change September 26, 2021 | 13:29)

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