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Twelve Women Sit in the New 90-Seat Parliament

Ljubljana, 25 October - The election of 12 women MPs to the 90-seat parliament (13.3 percent) in this year's elections is a positive development in comparison with the year 1996, when only seven women managed to secure a seat in the National Assembly. However, the share of women in the new parliament equals that from 1992. Considering the share of women in European parliaments, Slovenia has not yet reached the European average, lagging behind Bosnia, Croatia, Lithuania, Latvia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Director of the Government Office for Women's Policy Mira Olup Umek told the press on Wednesday.

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