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While the coming French elections will see a sharp rise in the number of women députées, gender parity in the Assemblée nationale remains an elusive goal

By Rainbow Murray


France votes on Sunday in the second round of elections for the lower house of its parliament, the Assemblée nationale. New President François Hollande has been lauded for appointing a parity government, but what are the chances of equality in parliament after the coming elections? Using data from the presidential and the first round of the parliamentary elections Rainbow Murray predicts a rise in the number of women députées from the current 19% to nearly 30%. While this is a significant improvement, parity is still clearly a long way off

Topics: DC France, HQ The family. Marriage. Woman, JA Political science (General)
Publisher: Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
Year: 2012
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Provided by: LSE Research Online

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