Legislature moves ahead with measure as Congress mulls reform Wednesday, October 5, 2016 BA province OKs gender parity on electoral listsWhile national lawmakers in Congress are still debating a bill that would establish gender parity in ballots across the country, the Buenos Aires Province Legislature yesterday moved forward gender parity in politics with a 50 percent quota for women’s participation. Unlike other countries in the region, Argentina has laws that determine at least 30 percent of candidates on electoral lists for both houses of Congress must be women. Now, the province governed by PRO leader María Eugenia Vidal increased has increased that number to 50 percent. The initiative was introduced by Renewal Front lawmakers with leader Malena Galmarini as one of its main promoters. “Parity is a fact, a right for all women,” said to the press Galmarini (Sergio Massa’s wife) after the bill was approved.
Source: Bueno Aires Herald October 05, 2016 03:35 UTC