PR allows more women to be elected to Parliament

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Although the Liberal government decided to put a mixed cabinet in place, our current voting system does not encourage equal representation in Parliament. In fact, the number of female members elected in the last election only represents 88 of the 338 available seats, or 26%. In a mixed proportional representation system, the parties present lists of candidates in advance. The more the parties favour male-female equality in their candidate list, the greater the chances of achieving equal representation in Parliament.


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