Bolivia: Over 50% of Elected Lawmakers are Women

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Parliament holds session in La Paz, Bolivia, Oct. 20, 2020.

Parliament holds session in La Paz, Bolivia, Oct. 20, 2020. | Photo: Twitter/ @SenadoBolivia

The MAS achieved a majority in the Senate with 21 seats, of which 10 are occupied by women.

After the general elections held in Bolivia last October 18, which was won by the Movement to Socialism (MAS), there is a strong female presence in both the Chamber of Representatives and the Senate.

The MAS achieved a majority in the Senate with 21 seats, of which 10 are occupied by women.

The Citizens’ Community won 11 seats, seven of them for women, while We Believe won four, two of them for women.

As for the Chamber of Representatives, 48.33 percent of the plurinominals are men, while 51.6 percent of the seats will be held by women. Meanwhile, Women’s hegemony returns in the uninominals with 57.14 percent of the seats […]

Via https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-Over-50-of-Elected-Lawmakers-Are-Women-20201025-0003.html

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A new treaty will ban nuclear weapons

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A new treaty will ban nuclear weapons

By Gaynor Lloyd

Waking unreasonably early this morning, having forgotten the clocks go back an hour, I was struggling to greet the day with cheer. Then I heard the news headlines: the 50th state, Honduras, had just ratified a treaty.  To ban nuclear weapons.

The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) opened for signature three years ago. It’s a treaty that will make nuclear weapons illegal in the countries that sign it. The treaty needed 50 countries to ratify it before it before it could come into force – and overnight that milestone was reached.

CND general Secretary Kate Hudson noted: “This is a sea change in international law; never before have nuclear weapons been illegal.”

The treaty will come into force on January 22nd 2021. Shamefully the UK government refused to even participate in the…

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