Fewer women make it into new Saeima

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With provisional results showing which individuals have been elected to represent the seven parties in the 14th Saeima, it appears that the proportion of women has dropped, relative to the 13th Saeima.

There were 69 male deputies and 31 female deputies when the 13th Saeima was formed, but in the 14th Saeima there will be 71 men and 29 women.

Despite the dip, the level of female representation remains above that of the 12th Saeima when the split was 81 male / 19 female deputies and the 11th Saeima when the split was 80 male / 20 female deputies.

Academic Dr. Laura Dean has been keeping a eye on the numbers of women representing each party and her analysis makes for interesting reading.


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