Lobby group: Next Parliament could have fewer female deputies

A group lobbying for the equal representation of women in politics has warned that there could be fewer female MPs after elections at the end of the month. Forum 50% said on Tuesday that the number of female candidates on the tickets of the parties projected to enter Parliament is lower than the number fielded by the parties that got in three years ago. Only the Civic Democrats and the Greens have more women on their candidate lists this time around, the group said.

Author: Ian Willoughby