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Feb 14, 2005 12:55 pm


IRAQI WOMEN WIN BIG IN RECENT ELECTIONS



Iraq women are set to take 86 of the 275 seats up for grabs according to results announced Sunday thanks to a quota system which meant that one in four candidates in the historic vote was a woman.

The country's transitional law stipulates that women must make up at least 25 percent of the national assembly, yet Iraqi women have exceeded that figure to win 31 percent of the seats.

Sometimes, all we can do is smile!



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