Ministry propose law ensuring 30 percent of electoral candidates would be female

The interior ministry has come up with a proposal that would ensure 30 percent of electoral candidates were women. If approved, the new law would come into effect in 2013. In July the government of Jan Fischer said it wanted to introduce a quota system for female candidates. The minister of minorities and human rights, Michal Kocáb, has said he will attempt to persuade the main political parties of the need to introduce such legislation.

Author: Ian Willoughby