Constituencies for women [Archives:2003/01/Local News]

January 6 2003

The General People’s Congress Party (GPC) on Thursday offered a proposition to the opposition parties for allocating 20 constituencies for women for running for seats in the parliamentary elections scheduled next April.
Head of the political office of the GPC Dr Mohammed Abdulmajeed al-Qubati told Yemen Times that aim of the proposition was to give Yemeni women political participation opportunity.
It is not known whether the opposition parties would positively respond to the proposal despite that it is expected that the YSP women members could win some seats in the parliament especially in the southern areas if the suggestion is accepted. It is noteworthy that there are two women parliamentarians representing the GPC in the parliament.