‘Primary elections candidate selection discriminatory’ – Women and Youth Affairs Parly

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By Gwendoline Mugauri

Parliamentary Portfolio Committee Chairperson on Women and Youth Affairs Hon Priscilla Misihairambwi-Mushonga says women representation in the upcoming primary elections is still unsatisfactory and discriminatory – a situation which still disadvantages women participation in electoral processes.

Speaking to Capitalk FM NEWS, Hon Misihairambwi – Mushonga said the major drawback was on the CV approval and verification process itself, which she says was biased against young female candidates who held ordinary CVs.

She said as long as the status quo remained unchanged, women would never achieve a 50/50 representation in parliament.

Hon Misihairambwi-Mushonga however said her committee is in the process of putting together statistics to quantify the number of female candidates who were approved to contest for parliament seats in the primary elections.

The primary elections will be held on Sunday the 30th of April.

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