Thursday, March 9, 2017

Could Iran Elect a Female President?

Raz Zimmt,

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Demands have ... been made concerning the inclusion of women in politics. Before the parliamentary election in February 2016, dozens of social activists began a public campaign designed at raising significantly the number of women serving in the Majlis. The campaign’s leaders worked in a range of formats at the political and public diplomacy levels, including encouraging women to submit their candidacy, promoting the inclusion of women on the party lists of the different political factions, supporting the campaigns of female candidates, and encouraging the public to vote for candidates supporting gender equality. The campaign was crowned with partial success: the new Majlis seated a record number of 17 women, even though as a percentage of the total this remains a small number. ...

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