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Machnuq appeals to women to actively participate in the elections

6-2-2018

Despite government’s failure to adopt the women’s quota in the new elections bill, and with the approach of the date set for the upcoming Parliamentary elections, politicians are stepping up their token calls to promote women’s participation in politics. In this respect, the Minister of Interior, Nuhad Machnuq, appealed to women yesterday to engage actively in the elections, both as candidates and voters, in order to prove their strength and reinforce their national role, wishing them a greater stake in the next parliament. Machnuq also focused on people with special needs, mentioning that his ministry will take technical and logistical measures to facilitate their voting and enable them to exercise their full rights. To this effect, the ministry has introduced 10 polling stations accessible for people with disabilities. (Al Mustaqbal, February 6, 2018)

 

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