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Women carve an identity in Algerian politics

June 29, 2017 1:16 pm


A general election was held in Algeria on May 4, and although the turnout was low — only 35 per cent of the eligible 23 million Algerians cast ballots — women now sit in 118 of the 462 seats of the People’s National Assembly. It’s a proportion of female deputies that’s unique in the democratized Arab world.

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