Representation of Women in Parliament

The idea is simple: fifty percent of representatives should be female and fifty percent male.  If the Parliament is meant to be a representative body of the people, gender representation should be a main pillar of how the Parliament is constituted.  Naysayers say that if the objective is to promote the role of women in government, such a measure undermines the ability of women to be elected on their own.  But the Parliament is not there as a platform for competition for power that works under the banner of 'let the best win' but instead it is foremost a body of representation of the people.  That is the first and most important tenant of a well formed Parliament.  Therefore a mandatory fifty percent distribution for males and females is necessary.

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edited on Mar 12, 2015 by Jake Wellman
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