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Left parties win gender parity contest in new EU Parliament

[Article by 5 June 2014] “With only a 1.25% increase in the number of women MEPs in the new European Parliament compared to the previous legislature, women’s associations warn that it will take “half a century to reach gender parity at this pace”.” The article highlights the varying representation of women between the different political groups and the role of quotas during these elections.

EWL Policy Officer and Fundraising Coordinator Serap Alitinisk provides her analysis on the outcomes.

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