Too few women in the Ukrainian parliament

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Dec. 14, 2012, 4:12 p.m. | Politics — by Oksana Faryna

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.
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Oksana Lyachynska

Kyiv Post staff writer

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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