Fresh bid to have more women in Parliament
SEE ALSO :Gender bill flops again, a fourth timeNomination slots It also means that male politicians will be locked out of the limited nomination slots. Currently, there are 32 nominated MPs – 20 in the Senate and 12 in the National Assembly. The Senate, which has 67 lawmakers, has 21 women, 18 of whom are nominated. In a similar scenario in future, the two nomination slots handed to male politicians would be forfeited thus pushing the number of female senators to 23. 117 women And in the National Assembly, which has 349 MPs, 76 are women. Of these 47 are elected woman representatives, 23 elected constituency MPs and six are nominated. Should MPs pass the Bill, the House will be required to have at least 117 female MPs. Mr Duale has warned that achieving the gender rule would require additional public funds to cater for the higher number of legislators.
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