Women to make up 25 percent of lower-house, the largest ratio yet

Women are set to form 25 percent of the total representation in the Czech Chamber of Deputies. This is the largest ratio of women in the lower-house in modern Czech history, Czech Television reported on Saturday. 20 female deputies represent the ANO party, 13 the Pirates and Mayors coalition, 12 the Spolu coalition and 5 will come from the ranks of the Freedom and Direct Democracy party.

According to the civic initiative “Circle women”, 12 of the elected female deputies would not have gotten into the lower-house had voters not given them their preferential votes on the voting lists.

Author: Tom McEnchroe