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Too few women in the Ukrainian parliament

Author: Oksana Lyachynska All articles by this author

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Dec. 14, 2012 16:12
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Women make up under 10 percent in Ukraine's newly elected parliament. This fact raises additional concerns over the strength of the nation's democracy.
Photo by Kostyantyn Chernichkin

There would have been fewer fights in the Ukrainian parliament if more women were among the deputies. At least female parliamentarians were not seen taking part in the multiple brawls that marked the first working days of Ukraine’s newly elected legislature this week. 

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