Round Table - National Meeting of Civil Society in the framework of the Riview of Electoral Code, related the Women Participation in Politics

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On January 27, 2012, in the context of electoral reform and revision of the Electoral Code provisions, civil society gathered at the consultation table, supported by UN Women (United Nations Office for Gender Equality and Empower Women) and expressed its willingness to integrate all proposals leading to increased participation and representation of women in politics and decision making. Concretely, civil society requires that:

- The new Electoral Code, at least 30%, to ensure that , the next Assembly to be composed by women and girls. This minimum percentage required that the representation, should be extended to 30% regarding mayors, head of local government commune and councils;

- The Code to ensure that 30% of the members of Central Election Commission, Voting Centre Commissions, and Committees on Election Administration Commission, to be women and girls;

- Strengthening of sanctions or refusal related the lists of political parties, that do not apply 30% minimum quota; 

- Enforcement and implementation of sanctions to
eliminate completely family voting.